Breast Cancer is mostly common in women and its causes, although very numerous, are still little known. However, a few factors have been identified, including family history, sedentary lifestyle, and diet high in saturated fat. In addition, scientists were able to observe that populations with high levels of milk experienced more frequent breast cancer. Is milk therefore a cause of breast cancer?
Milk, a Questioned Beverage
Although generally regarded as a product symbolizing purity and growth, milk is now subject to some reservations. Doctors believe it is too heavy and too fat for the digestive tract, in addition to suspecting it is linked to several diseases, both benign and severe, such as diabetes, rheumatism, ear infections, multiple sclerosis and cancer .
With all this, 16% of French people are afraid of the effects that milk can have on their health and 20% who are wary of its quality. Studies also suggest that milk would cause cancer. Norwegian researchers have even recently conducted a study in which a high level of milk consumption is linked to the risk of breast cancer. There would be a large difference between people drinking only half a cup to a cup of milk a day and those who drink three.
The Link Between Milk Consumption and Breast Cancer
A study carried out by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute on 1,900 breast cancer survivors has given alarming results. They suggest that the consumption of whole milk products by survivors of this type of cancer may increase the mortality rate.
Over 1,900 women followed by this study, 372 died and 189 were unable to recur through their cancer. Breast cancer survivors who consume whole milk, cheese or other dairy products on a daily basis are 49% more likely to die from cancer than women who consume low-fat products.
Countries such as Sweden, Finland, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States, whose inhabitants consume more than 150kg of milk per year, would have much higher statistics in terms of breast cancer. Conversely, researchers have noticed that this type of cancer is virtually non-existent in countries that consume very less milk.
It would be certain components of milk that would have carcinogenic effects, including the synthetic vitamin D that industrial companies add to this brew in order to improve its consistency. In addition, whole milk could increase the risk of breast cancer since it contains a lot of estrogen, unlike lightened products.
Breast Cancer: Other Causes and Diagnosis
- Low consumption of vegetables and fish
- Excessive intake of processed food, alcohol, processed sugar and pork
- Physical inactivity
In addition, very tight bras would also have very harmful consequences to nipples and wearing it for a too long amount of time would limit the good circulation of the lymphatic fluids. Thus, the toxins of this part of the body would have more difficulty to be eliminated, which aggravates the risks of cancer.
According to a study by Harvard University, a woman wearing a bra more than 12 hours per day would likely have a breast cancer. Women who swear by this underwear are 125 times more likely than the average to suffer from it, not to mention the risks to increase considerably if its wore all night.
Source; Santé+ Magazine