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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pros.23441/abstract?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2_15_2018)&goal=0_bc8795358a-c4ecba7058-149083745&mc_cid=c4ecba7058&mc_eid=e9375bb5ef

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Milk and other dairy foods in relation to prostate cancer recurrence: Data from the cancer of the prostate strategic urologic research endeavor (CaPSURE™)

Authors

  • David Tat,

     
  • Stacey A. Kenfield,

     
  • Janet E. Cowan,

     
  • Jeanette M. Broering,

     
  • Peter R. Carroll,

     
  • Erin L. Van Blarigan,

     
  • June M. Chan

     
  • Eric L. Van Blarigan and June M. Chan contributed equally on this study.
  • In this prospective study of 1,334 men initially diagnosed with non-metastatic prostate cancer, we observed that men who consumed ≥4 servings/week of whole milk had an 73% increased risk of recurrence compared to men who consumed <3 servings/month. Further, among very overweight and obese men (body mass index ≥27kg/m2), >4 servings/week vs. 0-3 servings/month of whole milk was associated with a 3-fold higher risk of recurrence.

Abstract

Background

High-fat dairy, particularly whole milk, in healthy men may increase risk of aggressive prostate cancer. However, data are limited regarding dairy after prostate cancer diagnosis.

Method

We conducted a prospective study among 1334 men with non-metastatic prostate cancer in the Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Urologic Research Endeavor. Men answered a food frequency questionnaire in 2004-2005 (median 2 years after diagnosis) and were followed until 2016 for recurrence, defined as: prostate cancer death, bone metastases, biochemical recurrence, or secondary treatment. Multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression was used to calculate hazards ratios (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for associations between whole and low-fat milk; total, high-fat, and low-fat dairy; and other dairy items and risk of recurrence.

Results

During a median follow-up of 8 years, we observed 137 events. Men who consumed >4 servings/week versus 0-3 servings/month of whole milk had an 73% increased risk of recurrence (HR: 1.73; 95%CI: 1.00, 2.98; P-value = 0.04). Body mass index (BMI) modified the association (P-interaction = 0.01). Among men with a BMI ≥27 kg/m2, >4 servings/week versus 0-3 servings/month of whole milk was associated with a 3-fold higher risk of recurrence (HR: 2.96; 95%CI: 1.58, 5.54; P-value < 0.001). No association was seen in men with BMI <27 kg/m2. Low-fat milk and other dairy foods were not associated with recurrence.

Conclusion

In conclusion, whole milk consumption after prostate cancer diagnosis was associated with increased risk of recurrence, particularly among very overweight or obese men. Men with prostate cancer who choose to drink milk should select non-fat or low-fat options.

 

Ancillary

Old Salt
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Just look at the authors' conclusion:

Men with prostate cancer who choose to drink milk should select non-fat or low-fat options.

Nothing particularly revealing about that conclusion; many of us have been advocating to eat 'heart healthy', which implies less saturated fat.

Will Doran
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Joined: Sep 2015

And-----  If 0ne is dealing with Bone Density Problems from Radiation Treatments and  two years of Lupron, Dairy is needed to help with bone strength.  I'm dealing with this and drink skim milk twice a day and take Calcium and Vit. D Suppliments to try and counteract the Radiation damage.  Doctor's orders.  Right now, the damage is done to my hips, and I just have to live with it.  Trying to keep going, walking with a cane, and doing weights and Spinner Bike.  Actually had to cut back on my Calcium Suppliments, because my Blood Calcuim was coming up above 100.  Again Doctor's orders.

Will

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