According to a new study funded by the National Cancer Institute dairy products including cow’s milk may be associated with an increased risk for breast cancer. Researchers looked at the dietary intakes of 1,941 women diagnosed with breast cancer and found that those who consumed the most American, cheddar, and cream cheeses had a 53 percent increased risk for breast cancer. Those with ER- breast cancer (a designation of estrogen receptor status) who drank the most fluid milk had a 58 percent increased risk for breast cancer. Components in dairy such as insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) and other growth hormones may be among the reasons for the increased risk for cancer.
This recent years, many diseases particularly cancer that people are struggling and still researchers are looking for the right medicines to combat cancer and prevent it to spread. Most of the studies have found that the lifestyle and food intake are the common causes of cancer.
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancer and it is the leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide.
A cancer is called estrogen-receptor-positive (or ER+) if it has receptors for estrogen. This suggests that the cancer cells, like normal breast cells, may receive signals from estrogen that could promote their growth. The cancer is progesterone-receptor-positive (PR+) if it has progesterone receptors. Again, this means that the cancer cells may receive signals from progesterone that could promote their growth. Roughly two out of every three breast cancers test positive for hormone receptors.
Additionally, based on a study conducted by a team of researchers at Kaiser Permanente women diagnosed with breast cancer who consumed a diet rich in full-fat dairy have an increased risk of dying compared to women diagnosed with breast cancer but consuming a diet rich in low-fat dairy.
A study revealed that the subjects who consumed one or more servings of full-fat dairy products every day had a 64 percent higher chance of dying from any factor and a 49 percent higher chance of dying from breast cancer compared to the subjects who consumed low-fat dairy products or less servings of full-fat dairy product a day. The participants in the study were monitored over the course of 12 years and the results were rather shocking.
Here are the list of full-fat products that the study involved:
Custard, Flan, Cheese, Yogurt, Butter, Whole milk, Condensed or evaporated milk, Pudding, Ice cream
Most of the experts claim that dairy products sold in the United States and other Western countries contain an increased amount of estrogen and progesterone because the milk is sometimes comes from pregnant cows.
In order to improve overall health, here are some advice that you can follow which are listed below:
Balance your body weight
Work out regularly
Start a healthy eating regimen, eliminating processed foods and sugar.
Take all the medications your doctors prescribed in order to prevent reoccurrence.
Following this logic it’s safe to assume that low-fat dairy products contain lower levels of estrogen and progesterone because they’re stripped from most of the fat.
It is advisable to all women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer you must consume less full-fat dairy products and more low-fat ones, and this is especially important for those with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. That’s how important how the foods should be taken moderately and keep in mind that our health is truly our treasure. Stay healthy. We are hoping that you find this article helpful and you can also share this to other. Sharing is caring.