(NBC) — A Mayo Clinic study shows consuming dairy products may increase the risk of prostate cancer.
Researchers from Mayo Clinic reviewed a total of 47 studies involving more than a million people. Those who consumed dairy products the most had a higher risk of developing prostate cancer. There was no association between eating other animal-based foods, including red and white meats and fish, to an increased risk of prostate cancer.
The study also found those who followed a plant-based diet had a lower rate of developing the disease.
Experts say more research is needed to understand the strength of the associations.