Kaiser Permanente researchers have conducted a study which was proven that women affected by breast cancer who consume full-fat dairy products after diagnosis have increased risk of dying from breast cancer than patients with low-fat diary food after diagnosis.
The growth of breast cell and hormone-receptor- positive breast cancer is caused by the hormone estrogen. It is produced and stored in fat cells. Many experts say that dairy products sold in the USA and other Western countries have increased estrogen and progesterone amount in their structure because the milk is sometimes made by pregnant cows. Logically, low-fat dairy products have less estrogen and progesterone levels because most of the fat has been removed.
Women diagnosed with breast cancer should consume low-fat dairy products, especially hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer.
Scientists wanted to discover if consuming full-fat dairy products increase the possibility of breast cancer reappearance, including the possibility of dying from breast cancer. These full-fat dairy products have been inspected:
- Whole milk
- Condensed or evaporated milk
- Ice cream
The women who participated in the study were monitored for 12 years.
Patients who consumed one or more servings of full-fat dairy products on a daily basis had 64% increased chances of dying from any factor and 49% increased chances of dying from breast cancer in comparison with the other group of patients who ate less servings of full-fat products daily or patients who consumed low-fat dairy products.
Here are some other things that should be taken into consideration:
The research shows a connection between full-fat dairy products and fatal breast cancer outcomes, but it doesn’t prove the direct connection in which the first leads to the second. So, many more researches are needed on the possible connection between full-fat dairy products and breast cancer.
Every patient diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer should lower the risk of reappearance and boost the possibility of survival, such as:
- Consume a healthy diet, eliminating processed foods and sugar
- No alcohol consumption
- Maintaining a normal body weight
- Regular physical activity
- No smoking
- Staying on track with any drugs you are taking to decrease the chances of reappearance.