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Organic milk could have anti-cancer benefits

Date Published: 07/09/2005

Organic milk may have benefits in fighting cancer, according to Danish researchers.

Tests have shown that organic milk can contain higher levels of phytoestrogens than its non-organic equivalent.

Scientists believe that phytoestrogens may protect against the development of certain diseases including breast, prostate and colon cancer, as well as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.

The latest research was carried out by DARCOF (the Danish Research Centre for Organic Farming).

While the scientists say there is still a need for further studies to confirm their findings, this is the latest positive research into the benefits of organic milk.

It has also been found that organic milk contains 71 per cent higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids (and other beneficial elements) than non-organic milk. Omega 3 fatty acids are said to have benefits in combatting arthritis and for the brain development of unborn children, among other things.

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