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 am originally from New Jersey and moved to Los Angeles with my family at age 12. After graduating from San Diego State University with a BA in Journalism, I had a short-stint in magazine advertising sales before landing my "dream job" with Club Med. For two years I worked at resorts in Mexico, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic and Colorado. My husband Glenn & I met in Ixtapa, Mexico and we embarked on a two year honeymoon around the world. This was also a research project for a book we wrote called "When The Travel Bug Bites: Creative Ways to Earn, Save and Stay Abroad." I am also the author of a quote book for new graduates -- "Cheatnotes on Life: Lessons From The Classroom of Life." In 1997, we settled in San Diego and I was blessed to work part-time from home for non-profit organizations while raising our two boys. In 2010, a DCIS diagnosis changed my life. DCIS 411 is the culmination of my on-going journey and discoveries.
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