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Dairy link to prostate cancer

High intake of protein or calcium from diary products may increase the risk of prostate cancer, a large-scale European suggests.

UK researchers examined data on consumption of animal foods, protein, and calcium among 142,251 men from 10 European countries.

It showed an increase in dairy protein consumption of approximately 35 mg/day was associated with a 35% increase in the risk of prostate cancer.

British Journal of Cancer 2008;98:1574-81

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