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Adolescent milk fat and galactose consumption and testicular germ cell cancer

Men who ate lots of dairy foods as adolescents tend to have a high propensity to come down with testicular cancer.

This research work studied the dairy-testicular cancer connection hypothesis. Researchers examined health and nutritional data from over 1,000 males. 

The team of investigators noticed that participants who preferred consuming generous amounts of dairy foods as adolescents faced increased risk of developing testicular cancer as adults. The testicular cancer promoting actions of dairy foods were attributed to their high content of fat and galactose. This study pointed out that fondness for dairy foods during adolescence may make a male more likely to acquire testicular cancer during adulthood.

Research Summary Information

  • 2006
  • Andreas Stang, Wolfgang Ahrens, Cornelia Baumgardt-Elms, Christa Stegmaier, Hiltrud Merzenich, Michael de Vrese, Jürgen Schrezenmeir, Karl-Heinz Jöckel
  • Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry, and Informatics, Medical Faculty, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Magdeburger Strasse 27, 06097 Halle, Saale, Germany. andreas.stang@medizin.uni-halle.de
  • Yes, Free full text of study was found:
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