31 Days of “Little Known” FACTS — For Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Day 16 — Dairy May Increase Breast Cancer Mortality Risk

Did you know…

Studies have linked dairy products to an increased risk of breast cancer mortality.

“Dairy cheese contains reproductive hormones that may increase breast cancer mortality risk.”

That’s the warning label the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine—a nonprofit with more than 12,000 doctor members—is petitioning the Food and Drug Administration to require cheese manufacturers to prominently display on all dairy cheese products. See petition at PCRM.

“It doesn’t matter if it is organic, grass-fed or not fed with hormones. When we’re consuming dairy, we’re getting estrogen and other sex steroids.” – Oncology dietitian Alison Tierney, RD

Listen to Alison on The Exam Room™ podcast and hear why the hormones, fat, and proteins found in milk can be triggers for cancer.

Physician’s Committee for responsible Medicine states: “Eating a low-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans—while avoiding meat and fatty animal products—promotes breast health.” – Fight Breast Cancer with a Plant-based Diet

The collected data from other researchers and our own data are indicating that the presence of steroid hormones in dairy products could be counted as an important risk factor for various cancers in humans. – Hormones in Dairy Foods and Their Impact on Public Health – A Narrative Review Article

About Donna Pinto

I was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles when I was 12. I graduated with a BA in Journalism/Advertising from San Diego State University. After a short stint in magazine ad sales in LA, I was offered my dream job working for Club Med. I spent two years working at resorts in Mexico, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic and Colorado. My husband Glenn & I met while working at Club Med in Ixtapa, Mexico. We returned to "real life/jobs" for three years before we embarked on a two year honeymoon around the world. Together we wrote a book called "When The Travel Bug Bites: Creative Ways to Earn, Save and Stay Abroad." I am also the author of "Cheatnotes on Life: Lessons From The Classroom of Life," a quote book for new graduates. Becoming a mom changed my life and I was fortunate to work part-time from home with many amazing nonprofits. In 2010, a DCIS diagnosis inspired me to an investigation that culminated in creating DCIS 411 and Give Wellness.
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