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Does milk prevent colon cancer?

MagazineAugust 1999 (Vol. 10 Issue 5)Does milk prevent colon cancer?

Although laboratory studies on animals and humans have shown that milk reduces the number of carcinogens in the faeces, in a recent survey of more than 100,000 people in the Netherlands, consumption of dairy products was associated with only a minor reduction of cancer risk (Cancer Res, 1994; 54: 3186-90)

Although laboratory studies on animals and humans have shown that milk reduces the number of carcinogens in the faeces, in a recent survey of more than 100,000 people in the Netherlands, consumption of dairy products was associated with only a minor reduction of cancer risk (Cancer Res, 1994; 54: 3186-90). In an attempt to single out the factors in milk responsible for this small protective effect, a Harvard study of nearly 90,000 American nurses found little or no effect of dietary calcium, whereas vitamin D halved the incidence of colorectal cancer (J Natl Cancer Inst, 1996; 88: 1375-82). However, higher levels of calcium in the water supply (more than 42 mg/l) appeared to reduce colon cancer incidence by nearly 50 per cent (Jpn J Cancer Res, 1997; 88: 928-33).

Because dairy products have been linked with other cancers, notably breast cancer, it may be prudent to look to non dairy sources of calcium and vitamin D as protection against colon cancer.


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