TitleDairy products and ovarian cancer: a pooled analysis of 12 cohort studies.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsGenkinger, JM, Hunter, DJ, Spiegelman, D, Anderson, KE, Arslan, A, W Beeson, L, Buring, JE, Fraser, GE, Freudenheim, JL, R Goldbohm, A, Hankinson, SE, Jacobs, DR, Koushik, A, Lacey, JV, Larsson, SC, Leitzmann, M, McCullough, ML, Miller, AB, Rodriguez, C, Rohan, TE, Schouten, LJ, Shore, R, Smit, E, Wolk, A, Zhang, SM, Smith-Warner, SA
JournalCancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology
Date Published2006 Feb
KeywordsVitamin D

Dairy foods and their constituents (lactose and calcium) have been hypothesized to promote ovarian carcinogenesis. Although case-control studies have reported conflicting results for dairy foods and lactose, several cohort studies have shown positive associations between skim milk, lactose, and ovarian cancer.