Drinking milk can increase risk of breast cancer

Drinking milk can increase risk of breast cancer

Researchers from Loma Linda University suggest that even relatively moderate amounts of dairy milk can increase women’s risk of developing breast cancer by up to 80%.

Dr Gary Fraser, who led the study, said: "Consuming as little as 1/4 to 1/3 cup of dairy milk per day was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer of 30%. By drinking up to one cup per day, the associated risk went up to 50%, and for those drinking two to three cups per day, the risk increased further to 70% to 80%."

In the study, the researchers analysed the diets of nearly 53,000 women in the U.S., all of who were initially cancer free, and were followed for nearly eight years.

At the end of the eight years, 1,057 women had been diagnosed with breast cancer. An analysis of their diets revealed no clear link between soy products and breast cancer, Daily Mail reported.