Is Dairy intake Protective against Uterine Fibroid Risk? Interview with:

Dr. Lauren A. Wise
Slone Epidemiology Center
1010 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 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. 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. What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?

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



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