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Mayo Clinic study links high dairy consumption with prostate cancer risk

(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.

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