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Dairy Consumption & Prostate Cancer Risk

Dairy Consumption & Prostate Cancer Risk

The March 15, 2010 issue of the journal Prostate includes a case-controlled study of prostate cancer risk with specific focus on dairy products and dietary calcium consumption.

The study (Raimondi S, Mabrouk JB, et. al.) was performed at the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy.

RESULTS: (The authors write):

"We found a twofold increased risk of prostate cancer associated with an increased intake of dairy products."

CONCLUSION: (The authors write):

"In conclusion, this study supports the hypothesis that dairy products, especially milk, are involved in the etiology of prostate cancer."

If this is not good enough for male Notmilk, subscribers, please continue reading:

*Prostate Cancer Quote #1*

"For prostate cancer, epidemiologic studies consistently show a positive
association with high consumption of milk, dairy products, and meats."

Giovannucci E., Adv Exp Med Biol 1999;472:29- 42

**Prostate Cancer Quote #2**

"Cases also reported more frequent consumption of milk and other dairy products and meat, but no significant difference was noted for vegetable intake."

Talamini R, Br J Cancer 1986 Jun;53(6):817- 21

***Prostate Cancer Quote #3***

"Higher intake of meat and dairy products has been associated with greater risk of prostate cancer..."

Willett WC, Salud Publica Mex 1997, Jul-Aug;39(4) :298-309

****Prostate Cancer Quote #4****

"Positive correlations between foods and cancer mortality rates were particularly
strong in the case of meats and milk for breast cancer, milk for prostate and
ovarian cancer, and meats for colon cancer."

Rose DP, Cancer 1986 Dec 1;58(11):2363- 71

******Prostate Cancer Quote #5******

"Diet appears to be a major determinant in the incidence of prostate cancer. In
a case-control study conducted in Athens, Greece, we found that dairy products, butter and seed oils were positively associated with risk of prostate cancer, whereas cooked and raw tomatoes were inversely associated."

Bosetti C, Eur J Cancer Prev 2000, Apr;9(2):119- 23

******Prostate Cancer Quote #6******

"Diets high in dairy products and meats are related to higher risk of prostate
cancer incidence or mortality in most ecologic, case-control, and prospective

Giovannucci E., Cancer Causes Control 1998, Dec;9(6):567- 82

*******Prostate Cancer Quote #7*******

"Suggestive positive associations were also seen between fatal prostate cancer
and the consumption of milk, cheese, eggs, and meat. "

Snowdon DA,Am J Epidemiol 1984, Aug;120(2):244- 50

********Prostate Cancer Quote #8********

"The strongest and most consistent effects are positive associations with animal products such as red meats, eggs and dairy foods, and possibly by implication, fat."

Giles G, Ireland P., Int J Cancer 1997; Suppl 10:13-7

*********Prostate Cancer Quote #9*********

"Among major food groups, milk and dairy products as well as added lipids were marginally positively associated with risk for prostate cancer."

Tzonou A, Int J Cancer 1999, Mar 1;80(5):704- 8

**********Prostate Cancer Quote #10********* *

"High consumption of dairy products was associated with a 50 percent increased risk of prostate cancer. "

Chan JM, Cancer Causes Control 1998 Dec;9(6):559- 66

***********Prostate Cancer Quote #11********* **

"Positive trends in risk were found for consumption of cured meat and milk products. "

Schuurman AG, Br J Cancer 1999, Jun;80(7):1107- 13

************ Prostate Cancer Quote #12********* ***

"Biomarkers, including testosterone and insulin-like growth factor, and
nutritional factors, especially meat, fat, and dairy intake, have been linked to greater risk of disease. "

Chan JM, Semin Cancer Biol 1998, Aug;8(4):263- 73
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Still not convinced? OK, then. Continue to drink milk and eat cheese.
We need to thin out the herd...

Robert Cohen
http://www.notmilk. com

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