Thursday, October 14


Tall, thin teenage girls who put on a growth spurt at puberty are at highest risk of breast cancer - and milk may be the culprit, researchers suggest today. The New England Journal of Medicine has called for more research into the consumption of milk as a possible dietary factor behind two connected phenomena: Taller, thinner pubescent girls who go on to get breast cancer. "An increase in milk drinking has been suggested as a factor behind the large increase in average heights in Japan. As the Japanese adopted a more Western diet in the two decades after the Second World War, 12-year-old girls gained 15cm in height on average. That gain has been paralleled 30 years later by an increase in breast cancer in the same generation of women; the incidence has doubled from 40 to 80 cases per 100,000 of population." (Via Vegan Porn)

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