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Milk and Cheese Increase Risk for Breast Cancer

Dairy products including cow's milk may be associated with an increased risk for breast cancer, according to a new study funded by the National Cancer Institute.

Milk Consumption Increases Mortality

High dairy consumption increases overall mortality, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Dairy Products Increase Prostate Cancer Mortality

Dairy products increase the risk of dying from prostate cancer, according to a meta-analysis published in Nutrition Journal.

Dairy Products Increase Risk for Ovarian Cancer

Dairy products increase the risk for ovarian cancer among African-American women, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer.

New Review Finds Dairy Products Linked to Prostate Cancer

High intakes of dairy products increase the risk for prostate cancer, according to a new meta-analysis in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Drinking Milk Associated with Fractures and Death

High cow's milk intake is associated with increased risk for bone fractures and death, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal. Researchers followed 61,433 women and 45,339 men for more than 20 years and 11 years, respectively.

Protein, Fat, and Dairy Linked to Prostate Cancer


A diet high in fiber and carbohydrates and low in fat, protein, and dairy products may prevent prostate cancer, according to research presented this week at the American Urological Association annual meeting.

Milk Products Do Not Protect Bones

Drinking milk as a teenager does not prevent hip fractures later in life, according to a new Harvard study published in JAMA Pediatrics.

Height Associated with Cancer Risk

Tall women have a greater risk for various cancers, compared with those who are shorter, according to a new study by the American Association for Cancer Research.

Low-Fat Milk Does Not Prevent or Reverse Childhood Obesity

The choice of low-fat over whole milk does not lower obesity rates in children, according to a new study published in Archives of Disease in Childhood.

High-Fat Dairy Intake Linked to Mortality

Women who consumed the most high-fat dairy products were more likely to die during a 12-year follow up, compared with those who consumed the least, according to a new study published by the National Cancer Institute.

Dairy Linked to Acne Development

Dairy products and foods with a high glycemic index are the leading causes of acne, according to a review published in the March issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Dairy Products Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer

Dairy products can increase the risk of prostate cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition.

Animal Protein Bad for Bones

Animal protein is associated with decreased bone health, according to a study in this month's British Journal of Nutrition.

Soy Reduces Cholesterol in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

A study in next month's Journal of Nutrition found that consumption of soy protein may help people with type 2 diabetes lower their cholesterol levels.

More Evidence Links Cow's Milk to Type 1 Diabetes

A new study adds more evidence that cow's milk proteins trigger type 1 diabetes.

Two Studies Show Low-Fat and Fat-Free Milk Linked to Prostate Cancer

Two new studies published in the American Journal of Epidemiology showed a positive correlation between low-fat and nonfat milk consumption and the risk of prostate cancer.

Dairy Products Linked to Parkinson's Disease

A new study from the American Journal of Epidemiology shows that the consumption of dairy products is linked to an increased risk for Parkinson's disease.

Milk and Prostate Cancer: New Evidence

A new study in the International Journal of Cancer highlights the link between dairy consumption and prostate cancer.

Dairy Products May Increase Testicular Cancer Risk

A new study from Germany shows that dairy product consumption may increase the risk of testicular cancer.

Dairy Products Fail to Stop Weight Gain

A new study from Harvard's Health Professionals Follow-up Study gives no support to the advertising claim that milk helps control weight.

Dairy Products and Ovarian Cancer

A new report from the Harvard School of Public Health shows a higher risk of ovarian cancer among women with increased intakes of lactose, the primary sugar in dairy milk.

Ovarian Cancer Risk and Consumption of Milk Products and Lactose: Meta-Analysis of Epidemiological Studies Finds Some Support for a Link

An analysis of 21 studies that have investigated the link between ovarian cancer and the consumption of milk products and lactose has found some support for the hypothesis that high intake is associated with increased cancer risk.

Milk-Drinking Associated with Insulin Resistance and the Metabolic Syndrome

A new study links milk drinking with insulin resistance and the metabolic syndrome.