Avoiding Fatty Dairy May Up Breast Cancer Survival

icecreamThe fat in dairy is a source of estrogenic hormones. Some scientists suspect that these dietary hormones may increase the likelihood of breast cancer.

A new study evaluated whether high- and low- fat dairy was related to worsened breast cancer survival.

The study included 1,893 women who had been diagnosed with early-stage invasive breast cancer between 1997 and 2000. Participants completed the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Food Frequency Questionnaire after diagnosis.

The consumption of high-fat dairy was shown to put patients at a greater risk of mortality from breast cancer. The study showed that eating at least half a serving of high-fat dairy per day increased the risk of dying from the disease.

Read more: http://www.chironexus.net/2013/03/avoiding-fatty-dairy-may-up-breast-cancer-survival/

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