August, 2012 Prostate Cancer Science
The August 14, 2012 issue of
the journal Nutrition & Metabolism (9,1,:74) explores the "The impact of
cow's milk...in the initiation and progression of prostate cancer."
In their abstract, scientists report:
points to increased dairy protein consumption as a major dietary risk factor
for the development of PCa (cases of prostate cancer).
provides evidence that PCa initiation and progression are promoted by cow's
milk, but not human milk...
"Increased cow's milk protein-mediated
mTORC1 signaling along with constant exposure to commercial cow's milk
estrogens derived from pregnant cows may explain the observed association
between high dairy consumption and increased risk of PCa in Westernized
"...high cow's milk consumption predominantly during
critical growth phases of prostate development and differentiation may exert
long-term adverse effects on prostate health.
dairy protein intake...may offer protection from the most common
dairy-promoted cancer in men of Western societies."