A recent study has revealed that drinking one cup of milk per day is associated with a 50 per cent increase in chances of developing breast cancer. The study conducted by researchers from Loma Linda University concluded that consuming as little as 1/3rd or 1/4th cup of dairy milk could up the chances of getting breast cancer by 30 per cent. This could increase to as much as 80 per cent for those drinking two to three cups of milk a day.
According to the researchers, this could be because of the presence of sex hormone estrogen in dairy milk as the cows are lactating. The scientists have also found that there is a reduction in risk when dairy milk is substituted with non-dairy products.
More people, today, are switching to healthy alternatives of dairy milk for health, ethical and environmental reasons. We take a look at some healthy alternatives to milk that you can add to your daily diet: