Monday, November 29, 2004

Milk...Does It Really Do a Body Good?

A study of over 60,000 women found that women who drink more than two glasses of milk a day significantly increase their risk of ovarian cancer. The research, conducted by Sweden's Karolinska Institute, showed that women who consumed more than four servings of dairy products a day had twice the risk of serious ovarian cancer than women who had fewer than two. Apparently, milk showed the strongest link with ovarian cancer - those women who drank two or more glasses a day were at double the risk of those who consumed little or no milk. While the reason behind this relationship is unclear, researchers theorize that lactose, a type of sugar found in milk, may overstimulate production of hormones which encourage tumor growth.


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