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Dairy intake may affect risk of breast cancer

While yogurt appears to reduce breast cancer risk, some cheeses may slightly increase risk.

Specific dairy foods may influence breast cancer risk in women, although the risk varies by the source of the dairy product, according to a study published online ahead of print in the journal Current Developments in Nutrition.

Researchers at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute reported that while high overall consumption of dairy products — yogurt in particular — is linked to a lower risk for breast cancer, high intake of American and cheddar cheeses and cream chee

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