Ditch the Dairy to Fight Prostate Cancer

eat more vegetables to reduce risk of prostate cancerIt’s Movember, when men grow mustaches to raise awareness around men’s health issues, including prostate cancer. But many men don’t know that dairy milk mustaches raise prostate cancer risk.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend three servings of dairy a day. But research shows that the hormones, saturated fat and dairy calcium in dairy products increase prostate cancer risk, recurrence and mortality. Continue reading “Ditch the Dairy to Fight Prostate Cancer”

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Dietary Guidelines Recommendation for Dairy Increases Cancer Risk

dietary-guidelines-dairyResearch shows that three servings of milk a day can increase breast cancer risk by up to 80% and risk of death from prostate cancer by 141%.

But the Dietary Guidelines currently recommend up to three servings of dairy a day. It’s time for the upcoming 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to indicate that dairy is unnecessary. Continue reading “Dietary Guidelines Recommendation for Dairy Increases Cancer Risk”

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USDA Says Cut Saturated Fat – But Works With Program to Push Cheese

cheeseScientists working for Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), an organization with U.S. Department of Agriculture oversight, have partnered with Taco Bell to introduce a Grilled Cheese Burrito to get Americans to eat more artery-clogging cheese.

That’s a problem. It’s at odds with the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommend limiting saturated fat, noting that “the main sources of saturated fats in the U.S. diet include mixed dishes containing cheese…” Continue reading “USDA Says Cut Saturated Fat – But Works With Program to Push Cheese”

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Prostate Cancer Risk: Dairy Products or Vegan Diet?

tomato soupResearch shows that men who consume three or more servings of low- or high-fat dairy products a day had a 141% higher risk for death due to prostate cancer compared to those who consumed less than one serving. Other research has also linked dairy to increased prostate cancer risk and mortality. Red and processed meat and eggs are also associated with increased risk for prostate cancer.

On the other hand, eating a plant-based diet has been linked to lower prostate cancer risk and slower progression if diagnosed. Fruits and vegetables rich in lycopene (the bright red pigment found in tomatoes, watermelon and pink grapefruit) may be especially beneficial. Continue reading “Prostate Cancer Risk: Dairy Products or Vegan Diet?”

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