When you try to keep an eye on all of the aspects of testicular cancer discourse like we do here at the Ball Report, every so often something will pop up from the past that we feel needs a little extra attention. Today it’s a 2003 study, conducted well before we started this web site, on how a diet rich in milk and cheese can seemingly increase risk factors for the disease.
The study came from the University of Ottawa, and they chose testicular cancer because, as we know, it’s the most common form of the disease for men between 25 and 45. Scientists assembled a cohort of 1345 subjects, 601 of whom were testicular cancer patients and the remainder a control group. They were asked numerous questions about their diet, splitting meals up into 17 food groups, 15 nutrients and four individual foods.
The results were varied and complex, but one of the most telling markers was the link between the dairy group and cancer patients. In the words of Dr. Michael J. Garner, “high dairy product intake, in particular high intake of cheese is associated with an elevated risk of testicular cancer in Canadian males.” The presence of several hormones like oestrogen and progesterone is considered the most feasible link from the food.
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