Cheese Producers Have to Warn About the Risk of Breast Cancer on Products, Doctors Demand the FDA

Cheese Producers Have to Warn About the Risk of Breast Cancer on Products, Doctors Demand the FDA


Cheese is one of the favorites and popular dairy products worldwide. For foodies, it is tough to neglect a pizza with lots of cheese inside and out. While munching on cheesy food items, we do not even think of its impact on the body. Before this, many studies have revealed a link between cheese and health. But the latest finding might surprise you. A team of doctors from a non-profit organization says cheese is harmful to health, particularly for women. Even more, they have demanded the US FDA to oblique cheese manufacturers to add a warning label over the product.

The group of attorneys from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), is demanding the federal agency. As per the request, cheese producers should add a warning label to the cheese made from cow’s milk. The thing which matters in the product is estrogen, the female hormone which comes in milk from cows. Even more, there are excessive amounts of estrogen in milk products like cheese. The team warns people that the hormones may be linked to a higher risk of breast cancer.

The organization has submitted the petition on 3 October, as it is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. PCRM’s 12,000 members have cited research that high-fat cheese products have a connection with around 53% increased risk of breast cancer. If approved, cheese manufacturers must include the warning tag on all dairy cheese products. Breast cancer is probably one of the most commonly diagnosed diseases in the US. As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 41,487 women have died due to breast cancer in 2016 across America.

Notably, the latest petition pushes companies to clearly mention a note instead of displaying a pink ribbon on the pack. As per Dr. Neal Bernard, the president of PCRM, cheese producers like Kraft slap with a pink ribbon on products like Philadelphia Macaroni, Cream Cheese, and Cheese. Dr. Bernard noted as an alternative to that producers have to include warning labels. He said they want women to be aware that dairy cheese may pose a risk of breast cancer mortality to them.