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Does drinking milk cause breast cancer and why is that?

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Mahima Chaudhary

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Always there for you @ Credihealth 31 March 2018 at 12:46

Good news! The short answer is a resounding no. Cow milk’s relationship with breast cancer has been studied extensively over the past 25 years, and while the details of the studies don’t always agree, most of the studies agree on the basics: that dairy is not associated with an increased risk for breast cancer.
However, according to some studies, saturated fat may have a mild association to an increased risk of breast cancer. And high fat diets are linked to higher rates of obesity, which is a substantial risk factor for breast cancer.
Although cow milk consumption generally doesn’t increase risk for breast cancer, a 2002 and 2013 study both claimed fat content does make a difference. Scientists say among the premenopausal women, high intake of low-fat dairy foods, especially skim/low-fat milk, reduces risk of breast cancer. So, feel free to have cow milk whenever you want, but choose low-fat when possible.