Study links low-fat, non-fat milk to tumors

January 2, 2008 2:26:00 PM PST
Low-fat and non-fat milk may be linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer.

In a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, researchers looked at the dietary habits of more than 80,000 men over a nine-year period. They found that eating dairy products had no effect prostate cancer. However, they did find low-fat and non-fat milk increased the risk of localized tumors, while it decreased with whole milk.

The study also shows vitamin D and calcium have little or no impact on the risk of prostate cancer.