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Those already diagnosed with breast cancer who consume a single portion daily of a product containing full-fat milk decrease their chance of survival by 50 percent. Most dairy is rich in the hormone estrogen which is found to encourage tumor growth, according to researchers.
One ice cream or yoghurt a day could hinder the survival of women with breast cancer, scientists say.
Those with the disease who eat a single portion daily of a product containing full-fat milk could be 50 per cent more likely to die.
US scientists suspect this is because milk and other dairy foods contain the hormone oestrogen, which encourages tumour growth.
There is already some evidence that diet plays a role in improving the chances of surviving cancer and preventing it returning. But this is the first study to show such a strong link between dairy products and breast cancer.
Around one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives and there are around 50,000 new cases a year.
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Women with breast cancer who are concerned with their diet should consult their physician. Generally, women should follow a healthy, balanced diet along with practicing good habits such as limited alcohol intake and regular physical activity. All of this can reduce a women’s breast cancer risk and support overall well-being.