Breast cancer is a serious risk every woman faces and we try to do everything we can do lower that risk and avoid this life-threatening disease. However, sometimes unknowingly we harm our own health and we increase the chances of developing breast cancer, among other diseases.
A team of researchers from Norway conducted a study into the link between drinking milk and breast cancer and came to some horrifying conclusions. They discovered that women who drank 3 cup of milk or more tripled they risk of developing breast cancer compared to women who drank half a cup or none at all.
Lately there has been an increase in breast cancer cases and some doctors believe that milk is the root cause of this expansion. Up until some time ago it was known that milk can speed up the development of cancer which has already been diagnosed but now new evidence has surfaced which indicate that it may even be causing it.
The study examined patients from Finland, Sweden, Great Britain, Canada and America, all countries with extremely high milk consumption. The study also showed that countries which have a very low level of milk consumption have none or just a few reported cases of breast cancer cases.
Why is this so?
We already know that milk contains hormones and growth factors which have carcinogenic properties and the same goes for vitamin D supplements which are often present in milk and dairy products.
Women who suffer from breast cancer on average consume twice the amount of vitamin D supplements compared with those who don’t.
However, we can’t all blame it on the milk and the vitamin supplements. Other factors contribute to the development of this deadly disease, such as increased consumption of sugar, dough, meat (especially pork) while on the other hand there’s so little fruit and vegetables in our diet. Unhealthy eating habits are the root cause of many diseases.
When it comes to breast cancer it was also revealed recently that bras, especially too tight ones with metal support can increase the risk for this disease. According to a study, women who frequently wear a bra, 12 hours a day, increase their cancer risk by 20 times, in comparison with women who rarely or almost never wear it.