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Meat and dairy consumption and subsequent risk of prostate cancer in a US cohort study.

​High dietary ingestion of processed meats and dairy foods may raise an individual's chances of having prostate cancer.

This study examined the connection between the consumption of meat and dairy products and the odds of developing prostate cancer. With the aid of food frequency questionnaires, researchers collected and analyzed data on the meat and dairy food intake of 3,892 US men above the age of 35 years. The prostate cancer odds ratios of all the subjects were also determined.

Researchers observed an elevated prostate cancer risk among subjects on diets high in processed meats and dairy foods compared to their counterparts who consumed lesser amounts of these foods. However, generous consumption of red meat was found to have no significant effect on prostate cancer risk in this study. The results of this study show that frequent consumers of processed meats and dairy foods may have a high tendency of developing prostate cancer.

Research Summary Information

  • 2007
  • Rohrmann S, Platz EA, Kavanaugh CJ, Thuita L, Hoffman SC, Helzlsouer KJ.
  • Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., Rm. E 6138, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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