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Women who eat dairy products from grassfed cows may have a 60 percent lower risk of breast cancer

Finnish researchers compared the serum levels of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) in women with and without breast cancer. They found that the higher a woman's CLA levels, the lower her risk of breast cancer. The women with the highest levels had a 60 percent lower risk than those with the lowest levels. According to the research team, "A diet composed of CLA-rich foods, particularly cheese, may protect against breast cancer in postmenopausal women."

What the researchers failed to mention is that cheese and milk products from pastured cows have 500% more CLA than products from grain-fed cows. Simply switching to dairy products from pastured cows would place women in the lowest risk category.

Aro, A., S. Mannisto, I. Salminen, M. L. Ovaskainen, V. Kataja, and M. Uusitupa. "Inverse Association between Dietary and Serum Conjugated Linoleic Acid and Risk of Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women." Nutr Cancer 38, no. 2 (2000): 151-7.


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