June 28, 2022
By: Ashwani Kumar
Men who drink a lot of milk are more likely to develop prostate cancer than men who don't eat calcium-rich diets, according to research.
A new study found that men who drank about 1¾ cups of milk per day were about 27 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than men who drank just 1 or 2 teaspoons of milk per day.
Although studies have found that low- or regular-fat milk increases the risk of prostate cancer.
According to researchers, the strong associations between milk consumption and prostate cancer may be due to milk's fat, calcium, and hormone levels.
This issue requires more clarification before we can conclude that there is a causal link, but there could be, and if you have a family history of prostate cancer, this could be a factor.
Soy, oat, almond, cashew, and other nondairy milk are plant-based alternatives to cow's milk. The new study found that these nondairy calcium sources did not increase the risk of prostate cancer.
Maintaining a normal body weight, regular exercise, and eating a balanced diet with five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day are the best ways to stay one step ahead of prostate cancer.
Although this study does not prove that dairy consumption increases the risk of prostate cancer, it is consistent with the broader perception that prostate cancer is a disease in Western nations.
A Western lifestyle, which includes saturated fat-rich diets, sedentary behavior, and obesity, has compelling evidence to support an association with the development of prostate cancer.