Dairy products increase breast cancer risk, major billboards warn


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Billboards say “dairy products increase breast cancer risk” Credit: PCRM

Consuming dairy products may increase the risk of breast cancer, say the billboards that traveled to Washington, DC earlier this month.

The advice, created by the nonprofit pro-plant Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), hit the city on October 12.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend three servings of dairy products per day. But the PCRM wants him to drop those recommendations in light of the evidence showing that dairy products are unhealthy.

Research has particularly linked the high fat content and hormones in dairy products to breast cancer, explains PCRM.

“Dairy products are useless”

The advice is part of a message from PCRM’s to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

He specifically wants them to state that dairy is not necessary in the 2020-2025 dietary guidelines for Americans. These should be published by the end of this year.

“At risk of breast cancer”

Susan Levin, MS, RD, is director of nutritional education for the Physician Committee. She said, “Current dietary guidelines for Americans recommend three cups of dairy products per day and this clearly puts Americans at risk for breast cancer.

“But the USDA and HHS still have time to help protect Americans from disease by indicating that dairy products are not necessary in the 2020-2025 dietary guidelines that will be released later this year.”

Dairy products

The PCRM cites a 2017 study funded by the National Cancer Institute. He basically compared the diets of women diagnosed with breast cancer to those who don’t.

Subsequently, he found that “those who ate the most American cheeses, cheddar and cream cheeses had a 53% higher risk of breast cancer.”

Breast cancer

In addition, another research cited by the PCRM is the study of the epidemiology of life after cancer.

This revealed that “among women previously diagnosed with breast cancer, those who consumed one or more servings of high-fat dairy products (eg, cheese, ice cream, whole milk) on a daily basis had 49% higher mortality from breast cancer than those who consumed less. than half a portion per day ”.

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