FILED – 25 May 2022, Bremen: ILLUSTRATION – Cow’s milk is poured into a glass. In the past, it was clear that “milk” meant cow’s milk. Things are different in Germany today. Plant-based milk alternatives made from oats, for example, are booming. Cons
Researchers found that men who drank 430 grams, or 1 3/4 cup of milk, per day had a 25% increased risk of developing prostate cancer compared to me who only drank 20.2 grams of milk per day.
“Men with higher intake of dairy foods, but not nondairy calcium, had a higher risk of prostate cancer compared with men having lower intakes,” the study’s authors noted.
According to VegNews, Gary Fraser, the study’s lead author, suggested the increased cancer risk can be due to the hormone found in the milk. Fraser told the outlet since up to 75% of lactating cows are pregnant, the presence of hormones in milk could be what increases prostate cancer risk.
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow out of control. The prostate is a gland found only in males. It makes some of the fluid that is part of semen.
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