Research finds dairy, red meat, and alcohol increase cancer risk

Your risk for cancer increases based on what you consume

For a long time I have been saying that, to the extent you suffer from migraines, dairy products should be avoided at all costs. Well, on June 9th, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a non-profit health organization, released research showing that certain foods and drinks, including dairy, increase cancer risks markedly.

  • For instance, dairy increases prostate cancer by 60% if your drink two glasses of milk daily. To the extent you eat the equivalent of 35 grams of dairy protein per day, your risk of cancer increases by 32%

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  • What is equally troubling is that for men who consume at least 400mg of calcium supplements daily, the risk for fatal prostate cancer increases by 51%

  •  Consuming one ALCOHOLIC drink weekly, increases the risk of mouth, pharynx, and larynx cancers by 24%

  • If you drink 2-3 alcoholic beverages per day, the risk of colorectal cancer increases by 21%

Variety of different alcohols

  • Consuming 120mg of red meat daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 28%

Raw red meat steak

You can read more about the other findings here.

It is important to keep in mind that even if you don’t suffer from migraines, it is wise to limit the intake of certain foods and drinks purely from a health perspective.

As migraine sufferers, we are usually left holding the short stick as our friends and family continue to consume things we cannot. However, research such as this perhaps serves to provide evidence that, as a group, migraineurs are more sensitive towards toxins and certain harmful agents than those who do not suffer from migraines and we should in a way be thankful that we sometimes have to exclude certain foods and beverages.

Source:,”Researchers Unveil Six Dietary Guidelines for Cancer Prevention


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