Skip to comments.High-fat dairy food may lower colorectal cancer risk
Posted on 11/24/2005 7:36:10 AM PST by CarrotAndStick
People who have high levels of high-fat dairy foods and conjugated linoleic acid, a component of dairy foods, in their diet may have a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, according to a report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. "High-fat dairy, and not only low-fat dairy, may be beneficial," Dr. Susanna C. Larsson from Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, told Reuters Health.
Larsson and colleagues examined the association between long-term consumption of high-fat dairy foods and the rate of colorectal cancer among more than 60,000 women between 40 and 76 years old who participated in the Swedish Mammography Cohort.
Women who consumed at least four servings per day of high-fat dairy foods had a 41-percent lower risk of colorectal cancer than did women who consumed less than one serving of high-fat dairy foods per day, the authors report.
The association remained after accounting for other risk factors, including alcohol consumption, family history of colorectal cancer, smoking, physical activity, and the use of multivitamin supplements, aspirin, oral contraceptives, and postmenopausal hormones.
Further analysis of the data identified a relationship between levels of high-fat dairy food in the diet and extent of colorectal cancer risk, with each additional two servings of high-fat dairy foods reducing the risk of colorectal cancer by 13 percent.
The lowest risk of colorectal cancer was associated with high consumption of cheese, the results indicate.
Increased dietary linoleic acid levels also correlated with decreased colorectal cancer risk, the investigators observed. Subjects who had the highest levels of dietary linoleic acid had a 29-percent reduction in risk compared with subjects who had the lowest levels of linoleic acid.
"More research on conjugated linoleic acid and high-fat dairy foods in relation to colorectal cancer as well as other cancers and diseases are needed before we can recommend increased consumption of high-fat dairy," Larsson added.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
A good laugh (belly or intestine , your choice)on the anti-dairy whackos.
Thank God. I can continue to scarf down all the extra sharp cheddar cheese I want to?
Ice Cream, for good health.
Eat plenty of foods and exercise... until you're dead.
Great! More butter on the rolls today and real whipped cream on the pumpkin pie!
If they are right I must be in good shape since I drink at least 3 gallons of whole milk a week and eat over a gallon of ice cream a week and love cheese.
I've always had a lot of dairy in my diet living in Wisconsin, and I can attest that my colon is clean as a whistle, LOL!
I've worked with this group, and on this particular dataset. First of all, calcium from any source is likely protective against colorectal cancer. Second, saturated fat is not necessarily a good idea for certain individuals. Third, the dataset has limitations, including poor ability to "control" for the potentially "confounding" effects of physcial activity and smoking (they did not collect information on these variables), and poor measurement of other dietary factors. You are correct: just eat, drink, run around, pay taxes, post articles, and croak.
Milk, cheese, yogurt and cottage cheese, these are a few of my favorite things. An added bonus is I have GREAT bones.
The DAIRY STATE thanks you for this study . . .
We now return to our regular programming.
Please don't tell us how you know this . . . .Happy Thanksgiving to another cheesehead!
Mine too. Toot, toot.
There is a history of colorectal cancer in my family and I'm a cheese-o-holic. I wonder if I've been self medicating all these years.
Pass the butter!!! Please!!!
People in Wisconsin are celebrating.
"Please don't tell us how you know this . . ."
Yeah, I guess that's not kosher Thanksgiving Dinner conversation, is it? LOL!
Better yet try ice cream on your blueberry pie for dessert today.
I hate ice cream.
More for me
Ice cream has always given me "brain freeze". I hate it!
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