Published in Cancer Weekly, November 1st, 2005
"Ovarian carcinoma is the fourth most common cause of cancer death in women," scientists writing in the International Journal of Cancer report. "The cause and pathogenesis of this disease has remained obscure.
"Galactose, the hydrolyzing product of the milk sugar lactose, has been hypothesized to be toxic to ovarian epithelial cells and consumption of dairy products and lactase persistence has been suggested to be a risk factor for ovarian carcinoma," M. Kuokkanen and colleagues reported. "In adults, downregulation of lactase depends on a variant C/T-13910 at the...
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