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According to the World Cancer Research Fund report, there is sufficient evidence to suggest that milk reduces the risk of colon cancer. Milk and milk products may also be associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer. There is no conclusive evidence that milk products increase the risk for prostate and ovarian cancers.

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  • Milk Products and Bladder Cancer

    According to the World Cancer Research Fund International, the authority on the role of diet and cancer, no conclusions can be drawn at this time regarding a possible association between milk products and bladder cancer due to limited evidence. However, studies have suggested that there is a reduced risk of bladder cancer associated with milk product intake.

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  • Milk Products and Ovarian Cancer

    According to the Third Expert Report by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research, there is no strong or even suggestive evidence of a link between dairy products and ovarian cancer.

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  • Milk Products and Prostate Cancer

    While some studies have linked the consumption of milk products and/or calcium to an increased risk of prostate cancer, a review of the scientific literature to date does not support a conclusive association.

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  • Milk Products and Breast Cancer

    According to the 2010 report by the World Cancer Research Fund International, the authority on diet and cancer, no conclusions can be drawn between milk products and breast cancer due to limited evidence. However, some newer evidence suggests an inverse association between dairy intake and breast cancer risk.

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  • Vitamin D and Cancer

    In 2009, a major systematic review of the evidence concluded the following regarding vitamin D and cancer:1 Cancer from all causes Two randomized controlled trials and one analysis of the NHANES database (two publications) evaluated this association; Both randomized controlled trials were...

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