Is Dairy intake Protective against Uterine Fibroid Risk?

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:

Dr. Lauren A. Wise
Slone Epidemiology Center
1010 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA

MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings of the study?

Dr. Wise: We found that the strong inverse association between dairy and uterine fibroids in black women in the Black Women’s Health Study is not explained by percent European ancestry.

MedicalResearch.com: Were any of the findings unexpected?

Dr. Wise: Yes, we expected genetic ancestry to explain the entire association because there is evidence that percent European ancestry is both positively associated with dairy intake and inversely associated with fibroid risk.

MedicalResearch.com: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?

Dr. Wise: Dairy intake may be protective against fibroid risk.

MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Dr. Wise: Given this is the first study showing an inverse association between dairy and fibroids, future studies in different populations are needed to confirm our findings.

 

Citation:

Is the Observed Association Between Dairy Intake and Fibroids in African Americans Explained by Genetic Ancestry?

Lauren A. Wise, Julie R. Palmer, Edward Ruiz-Narvaez, David E. Reich, and Lynn Rosenberg

Am. J. Epidemiol. f
irst published online July 3, 2013 doi:10.1093/aje/kwt091