Cheese is a risk factor for breast cancer

The non-profit cited studies that link cheese – a high-fat dairy product – to increasing a patient’s risk for breast cancer.

“Dairy products contain traces of estrogens from cows, and as milk is converted to cheese, the estrogens are more concentrated. While they are only traces, they appear to be biologically active in humans, increasing breast cancer mortality,” the group argued in a statement.

The FDA has generally opposed adding warning labels to foods and drinks, including an attempt by California to put a cancer warning on coffee.

 

This was published in NY times today with a petition from 12,000 physicians

 

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/10/19/fda-cancer-warning-label-cheese/

Author
Bhavin Dave, MD

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