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Dairy products intake and cancer mortality risk: a meta-analysis of 11 population-based cohort studies

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, October 2016
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Title
Dairy products intake and cancer mortality risk: a meta-analysis of 11 population-based cohort studies
Published in
Nutrition Journal, October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12937-016-0210-9
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Authors

Wei Lu, Hanwen Chen, Yuequn Niu, Han Wu, Dajing Xia, Yihua Wu

Abstract

Dairy products are major components of daily diet and the association between consumption of dairy products and public health issues has captured great attention. In this study, we conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the association between dairy products intake and cancer mortality risk. After a literature search in PubMed and EMBASE, 11 population-based cohort studies involving 778,929 individuals were considered eligible and included in the analyses. Data were extracted and the association between dairy products intake and cancer mortality risk was estimated by calculating pooled relative risks (RRs) and corresponding 95 % confidence intervals (CIs). Sensitivity analyses and subgroup analyses based on regions, genders and dairy types were performed as well. Potential dose-response relationship was further explored by adopting the generalized least squares (GLST) method. Total dairy products intake was not associated with all cancer mortality risk, with the pooled RR of 0.99 (95 % CI 0.92-1.07, p = 0.893). Subgroup analyses showed that the pooled RRs were 0.97 (95 % CI 0.92-1.03, p = 0.314) for milk, 0.88 (95 % CI 0.71-1.10, p = 0.271) for yogurt, 1.23 (95 % CI 0.94-1.61, p = 0.127) for cheese and 1.13 (95 % CI 0.89-1.44, p = 0.317) for butter in male and female, however the pooled RR was 1.50 (95 % CI 1.03-2.17, p = 0.032) for whole milk in male, which was limited to prostate cancer. Further dose-response analyses were performed and we found that increase of whole milk (serving/day) induced elevated prostate cancer mortality risk significantly, with the RR of 1.43 (95 % CI 1.13-1.81, p = 0.003). Total dairy products intake have no significant impact on increased all cancer mortality risk, while low total dairy intake even reduced relative risk based on the non-linear model. However, whole milk intake in men contributed to elevated prostate cancer mortality risk significantly. Furthermore, a linear dose-response relationship existed between increase of whole milk intake and increase of prostate cancer mortality risk.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 200 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 47 23%
Student > Bachelor 36 18%
Other 19 9%
Researcher 14 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 5%
Other 40 20%
Unknown 35 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 50 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 40 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 6%
Sports and Recreations 4 2%
Other 27 13%
Unknown 50 25%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 260. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 June 2022.
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#102,072
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