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We Drink It Daily, but Don’t Know That it Causes Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is a serious risk every woman faces and we try to do everything we can do lower that risk and avoid this life-threatening disease. However, sometimes unknowingly we harm our own health and we increase the chances of developing breast cancer, among other diseases.

According to 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.

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The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, is the first to examine the relationship between high-fat and low-fat dairy consumption following a diagnosis of breast cancer and long-term breast cancer survival.

Previous studies have shown that higher lifetime exposure to estrogen is a causal pathway to breast cancer. Estrogen levels are believed to be elevated in dairy products consumed in the Western world, because most of its milk comes from pregnant cows. Estrogenic hormones reside primarily in fat, so levels are higher in high-fat than in low-fat dairy products.

The researchers studied a cohort of women who were diagnosed with early-stage, invasive breast cancer between 1997 and 2000, primarily from Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California region (83 percent) and the Utah Cancer Registry (12 percent).

Those consuming larger amounts of high-fat dairy (one serving or more per day) had “higher breast cancer mortality as well as higher all-cause mortality and higher non-breast cancer mortality,” wrote lead author Candyce H. Kroenke, ScD, MPH, staff scientist with the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, and co-authors.

The following are the category of high-fat dairy products researchers tracked:

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  • Cream.
  • Whole milk.
  • Condensed or evaporated milk.
  • Pudding.
  • Ice cream.
  • Custard.
  • Flan.
  • Cheese.
  • Yogurts.

Women entered into the cohort approximately two years after their breast cancer diagnosis. At the beginning of the study, 1,893 women completed a self-administered food-frequency questionnaire, and 1,513 of these women completed a follow-up questionnaire six years later. They were followed for 12 years on average following study entry.

Even though these results are quite shocking you need to consider a few other things before jump into conclusions. The study reveals a connection between full-fat dairy products and fatal breast cancer outcomes, however it doesn’t prove that the one necessarily leads to the other. More tests, experiments and researches are needed in order to discover the real connection between the two.

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Until more information on the subject is available, it’s advisable for every patient diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer to do everything to reduce the risk of reappearance and increase the possibility of survival. Here are just a few advices, that you should follow in order to improve your overall state:

  • Start a healthy eating regimen, eliminating all cancer causing foods.
  • Eliminate alcohol.
  • Balance your body weight.
  • Work out regularly.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Take all the medications your doctors prescribed in order to prevent re occurrence.

To conclude, we remind that full fat products, are not the only food that can cause cancer. Also, we remind you that if you have cancer there are also, a few alternative cancer treatments that you can follow to cure you in a natural way.

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Keys TakeAways

Breast cancer is a serious risk every woman faces and we try to do everything we can do lower that risk and avoid this life-threatening disease.

According to a study, 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. (see full study)

Previous studies have shown that higher lifetime exposure to estrogen is a causal pathway to breast cancer. (see full study)

The researchers studied a cohort of women who were diagnosed with early-stage, invasive breast cancer between 1997 and 2000, primarily from Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California region (83 percent) and the Utah Cancer Registry (12 percent).

Category of high-fat dairy products researchers tracked:

  • Cream.
  • Whole milk.
  • Condensed or evaporated milk.
  • Pudding.
  • Ice cream.
  • Custard.
  • Flan.
  • Cheese.
  • Yogurts.

Even though these results are quite shocking you need to consider a few other things before jump into conclusions.

Until more information on the subject is available, it’s advisable for every patient diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer to do everything to reduce the risk of reappearance and increase the possibility of survival. Here are just a few advices, that you should follow in order to improve your overall state:

  • Start a healthy eating regimen, eliminating all cancer causing foods.
  • Eliminate alcohol.
  • Balance your body weight.
  • Work out regularly.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Take all the medications your doctors prescribed in order to prevent re occurrence.
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CAUSES PREVENTION

Harvard Scientist Urges People to Stop Drinking Low Fat Milk Immediately

Vegans may have had it right all along; while raw, organic milk offers numerous health benefits, a Harvard researcher and pediatrician argues that conventional milk and dairy products alike are a detriment to your health – thanks to added health-compromising sweeteners.

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Here’s the deal:

As David Ludwig mentioned in his research, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, there have been countless pieces of research concluding the ill effects of sugar-sweetened beverages. Obesity, diabetes, inflammatory-related pain, and many others diseases are consequence of the overconsumption of sugar. And because of sugar’s negative effects on our health, even the United States Department of Agriculture, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other organizations are recommending against consuming calories from sugary drinks.

The one calorie-containing beverage they still heavily promote, however, is reduced-fat milk, where the organization recommends drinking 3 cups daily. This is where Ludwig questions the scientific rationale for such recommendations.

As far as Ludwig is concerned, if the USDA is recommending to drink reduced-fat milk, it is also inadvertently encouraging the consumption of added sugars – a piece of advice that goes against all the research saying not to consume sugar and sugar-sweetened beverages. The idea of consuming low-fat milk or chocolate milk cancels out the whole reasoning for the recommendation in the first place since all the fat is simply being replace with dangerous sugars.

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The worst possible situation is reduced-fat chocolate milk: you take out the fat, it’s less tasty. So to get kids to drink 3 cups a day, you get this sugar-sweetened beverage,” Ludwig says. ”…we can get plenty of calcium from a whole range of foods. On a gram for gram basis, cooked kale has more calcium than milk. Sardines, nuts seeds beans, green leafy vegetables are all sources of calcium.

The Case Against Low-Fat Dairy, and Other Dangers of Milk

Harvard researcher David Ludwig certainly has a point in analyzing and ultimately criticizing the USDA’s recommendations, but there is much more to the full-fat vs reduced-fat argument for milk and dairy products.

There are plenty of reasons to avoid certain fats such as trans-fats and refined polyunsaturated fats in vegetable oils (like corn, soy, sunflower, and canola), but the evidence for moderate consumption of saturated fat, which is found in milk, coconut oil, and grass-fed land animals, is coming to the surface. While saturated fat was villainized for decades, a 2010 analysis published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that “there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of [coronary heart disease or cardiovascular disease].”

Further, there are numerous benefits to drinking full-fat dairy products. So, in it’s most pure state (raw, organic, and coming from grass-fed cows), full-fat dairy has been found in research to potentially promote heart health, control diabetes, aid in vitamin absorption, lower bowel cancer risk, and even aid in weight loss. Then, while pure dairy could promote your health, conventional dairy may prove damaging. This is why, before you consume more conventional dairy, please educate yourself as to what’s in your dairy.

 

In conclusion, not all low-fat is good for your and your family health. Now, you will think twice before buying low-fat milk, because it could lead you to developed some diseases including cancer.

Now, you might be wondering:

Which other ways I have to  prevent cancer? Well, we have something for you:

In the following post: How to Prevent Cancer? tips to live a healthy life. You’ll find the answer that you are looking for!

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Key TakeAways

  • Harvard researcher and pediatrician Dr. David Ludwig argues that conventional milk and dairy products alike are a detriment to your health.
  • Dr. Ludwig mentioned in his research, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, there have been countless pieces of research concluding the ill effects of sugar-sweetened beverages. (see the full study here.)
  • The USDA is recommending to drink reduced-fat milk, but,  inadvertently it is encouraging the consumption of added sugars – a piece of advice that goes against all the research saying not to consume sugar and sugar-sweetened beverages.
  • Further, there are numerous benefits to drinking full-fat dairy products. In it’s most pure state (raw, organic, and coming from grass-fed cows), full-fat dairy has been found in research to potentially promote heart health, control diabetes, aid in vitamin absorption, lower bowel cancer risk, and even aid in weight loss.
  • So, there are numerous benefits to drinking full-fat dairy products. In it’s most pure state (raw, organic, and coming from grass-fed cows), full-fat dairy has been found in research to potentially promote heart health, control diabetes, aid in vitamin absorption, lower bowel cancer risk, and even aid in weight loss. (study #1, study #2, study #3, study #4)
  • But while pure dairy could promote your health, conventional dairy may prove damaging.