Benefits of Drinking Milk To Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

Thursday, July 21, 2011 ·

Benefits of Drinking Milk To Lower Risk of Breast Cancer
Benefits of milk is no doubt. Almost all of the nutrients contained in milk of good quality. Protein and milk fat has a high ketecernaan properties. Vitamin and mineral content of milk is also relatively complete.

Milk can be consumed in various forms. There is nothing in the fresh or processed form, such as milk powder or condensed milk. Humans also consume milk from food products containing milk, such as cheese, ice cream, and yogurt.

However, there are still differences of opinion about the consumption of this milk. There are groups who claim that the consumption of milk every day is not good for health, especially vascular diseases such as narrowing of blood vessels. The argument is, milk increases blood cholesterol levels are a risk factor for heart disease. Second, a positive relationship between average milk production per capita deaths from heart disease in some countries.

Other groups supporting the role of milk at a reduced risk of various degenerative diseases, like heart disease, hypertension, and cancer. Recent studies in Norway in favor of it.

Hjartäker together with colleagues from the Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromso, Norway, through its publication in the International Journal of Cancer, show that consuming three or more glasses of milk every day can reduce the risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women.

Through the study cohort the Norwegian Women and Cancer Study, they studied 48,844 women for six years and two months. Consumption of milk is measured by sending the form to the respondent a history of food consumption. During this period, the team Hjartäker found 317 cases of breast cancer patients.

It turned out that the consumption of milk since childhood negatively associated with the incidence of breast cancer when they were aged 34-39 years (premenopausal). That means that the consumption of milk since childhood may reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Consumption of milk in adulthood also reduces the risk of breast cancer after corrected by hormonal factors, body mass index, physical activity, and alcohol consumption. Women who do not consume milk run the risk of breast cancer two times greater than women who consumed milk 3 cups or more of milk every day.

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