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According to the World Cancer Research Fund International, the world’s leading authority on cancer prevention research related to diet, weight and physical activity, there is no strong evidence that milk products, including milk, yogurt and cheese increase the risk of any cancer. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that milk products associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer. There is suggestive evidence that dairy products and diets high in calcium may reduce the risk of premenopausal breast cancer and there is no strong evidence that milk products increase the risk for prostate and ovarian cancers.

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Milk Products and Colorectal Cancer

According to the Third Expert Report by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research,  the world’s leading authority on cancer prevention research related to diet, weight and physical activity, there is strong evidence (probable) that consuming dairy products (total dairy, milk, cheese) reduces the risk of colorectal cancer.

Keywords: colon cancer , cancer prevention , milk , calcium , vitamin d , conjugated linoleic acid , lactoferrin , lactic acid bacteria

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  • Milk Products and Ovarian Cancer

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