Healthcast: dairy prostate cancer

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Consuming dairy products may increase the risk of prostate cancer.

Healthcast— Consuming dairy products may increase the risk of prostate cancer.

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic reviewed a total of 47 studies involving more than a million people.

Those who consumed dairy products the most had a higher risk of developing prostate cancer.

There was no association between eating other animal-based foods such as red and white meats and fish to an increased risk of prostate cancer.

And those who followed a plant-based diet had a lower rate of developing the disease.

Experts said more research is needed to understand the strength of the associations.

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