Researchers in Norway report that milk consumption appears to be associated with a lower risk of developing breast cancer before menopause. To assess the relationship between childhood and adult consumption of milk and breast cancer incidence, scientists from the University of Oslo studied 48,844 premenopausal Norwegian women.
They found that childhood milk consumption was associated with a lower risk of subsequent breast cancer among women aged 34 to 39, but not among women aged 40 to 49 years. Women who drank more than three glasses of milk per day were roughly half as likely to develop breast cancer as women who did not drink milk. The type of milk the women drank and its milk fat content did not appear to have any association with breast cancer risk.
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