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Prostate Cancer Risk Rises From Eating Too Much Cheese

Prostate Cancer Risk Rises From Eating Too Much Cheese
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By    |   Monday, 04 November 2019 09:57 AM

You may want to hold the cheese on your next pizza.

According to the American Osteopathic Association, eating too much cheese and other dairy products has been linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer. According to Medical Daily, men who regularly consumed cheese, milk, butter and yogurt appeared to have a 76 percent increased risk of developing this disease. 

"Our review highlighted a cause for concern with high consumption of dairy products," John Shin, lead researcher from Mayo Clinic said. "Since dairy products are rich in calcium, this raises the possibility of calcium playing an important role in the link between dairy and prostate cancer."

If this is the case, the researchers suggest that taking supplements to lower calcium levels of those who consume dairy products may be helpful. The research was gathered from data of over 47 studies that analyzed the diets of over one million men.

They also noted that men who followed a plant-based diet had a 59 percent decreased risk in developing prostate cancer.

Dr. Gabe Mirkin, M.D., tells Newsmax that the conclusions of the data may be preliminary.

"It's too early to know if dairy increases prostate cancer risk," he says. "Prostate and breast cancers may be associated with all factors that increase inflammation such as red meat, dairy, processed meat, obesity, lack of exercise and consumption of fried foods.

But many nutrition experts have warned about the link between dairy and prostate cancer. In fact, when the USDA released guidelines calling for Americans to consume more dairy products, Dr. Walter Willet, M.D., the renowned American physician and nutritionist who is the former Chair of Harvard's nutrition department, as well as a Professor of Medicine at Harvard, said:

"The recommendations for three servings of milk per day is not justified and is likely to cause harm to some people. The primary justification is bone health and reduction of fractures," he wrote in an article published in the Los Angeles Times. "However, prospective studies and randomized trial have consistently shown no relationship between milk intake and risk of fractures. On the other hand, many studies have shown a relation between high milk intake and risk of fatal or metastatic prostate cancer. This can be explained by the fact that milk intake increases blood levels of IGF-1, a growth- promoting hormone."

The Physicians Health Study, which tracked 21,660 participants for 28 years, found an increase of prostate cancer for those who consumed more than 2.5 servings daily of dairy products compared to those who ate less than half a serving a day. These findings may change the slogan of "Got Milk" to "Not Milk" for those wishing to reduce their risk of cancer.
 

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You may want to hold the cheese on your next pizza. According to the American Osteopathic Association, eating too much cheese and other dairy products has been linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer.
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