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October 12, 2020 - Physicians Committe for Responsible Medicine

USA: D.C. Billboards Warn Dairy Products Raise Breast Cancer Risk

USA: D.C. Billboards Warn Dairy Products Raise Breast Cancer Risk
Milk, cancer riskCredit: PCRM

WASHINGTON—Controversial mobile billboards featuring a woman frowning at a glass of milk will travel through Washington, D.C., on Oct. 12 to alert the public that the Dietary Guidelines for Americans’ recommendation for three servings of dairy daily increases breast cancer risk.

The nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, which is sponsoring the billboards, is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to indicate that dairy is unnecessary in the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are expected to be released by the end of this year.

“The current Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend 3 cups of dairy daily and that clearly puts Americans at risk for breast cancer,” says Susan Levin, MS, RD, director of nutrition education for the Physicians Committee. “But the USDA and HHS still have time to help protect Americans from breast cancer by indicating that dairy is unnecessary in the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines that will be released later this year.”

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