Researchers Discover Link between Eating High Amounts of Cheese and Breast Cancer

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 12:33

Researchers have discovered an apparent link between eating high amounts of the calcium-rich food and increasing the risk of breast cancer.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit in Washington, D.C., is petitioning the FDA to put a warning label on certain cheeses, stating they may increase breast cancer mortality risk, News 12 reports.

According to a study done in 2017, eating high amounts of cheddar and cream cheese may increase a woman's risk of breast cancer by 53%. But they say women who consumed high amount of yogurt were found to have a 39% lower risk of developing breast cancer.

For breast cancer survivor Christine Giordano of Floral Park, those warning labels are a good idea, "As a breast cancer survivor, labels are very important, it's to educate people and make them aware of the products we eat," says Giordano.

The nonprofit filed a petition demanding the warning labels be placed on cheese. The FDA has 180 days to respond.


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