Canadian men who consume comparatively high amounts of dairy products have. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men 20 to 45 years of age.
The researchers obtained dietary information from 601 patients with testicular cancer and 744 similar men without cancer. Subjects who consumed high levels of dairy products had an increased risk of testicular cancer. In particular, a high intake of cheese was tied to an 87% higher likelihood of developing testicular cancer. Luncheon meat intake was also associated significantly with testicular cancer risk.
Although the present study provides evidence of increased risk in relation to the consumption of dairy products, the role of diet in testicular cancer etiology requires further research.
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