The body of evidence linking diet to disease continues to grow. This new study focuses specifically on the relationship between dairy consumption and prostate cancer risk.
In a new study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Mayo Clinic researchers found that eating a lot of dairy products was associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer. And though the association between eating other animal products and prostate cancer wasn’t as clear — meat diets showed both increased and unchanged risks — plant-based diets appeared to actually decrease that risk.
“Our review highlighted a cause for concern with high consumption of dairy products,” lead author John Shin, a Mayo Clinic oncologist, said in a press release. “The findings also support a growing body of evidence on the potential benefits of plant-based diets.”