High-fat dairy diet helps breast cancer grow

A high-fat diet from dairy products encourages the development of breast cancer.   Women who continue eating dairy after their cancer has been diagnosed are 64 per cent more likely to die than women who cut the food out of their diet.
One serving or more a day of a high-fat dairy product, such as cheese, cream, whole milk and yoghurts, makes a significant impact on breast cancer survival, say researchers from the Kaiser Permanente research centre.
Women who continue eating dairy after diagnosis are 49 per cent more likely to die from the cancer, and 69 per cent more likely to die from any cause, within 12 years.
The researchers tracked the health of 1,513 women for up to 12 years after they had been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer.
(Source: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, March 14, 2013; doi: 10.1093/jncl/djt027).

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