Good habits of childhood, no matter how resentful they were always end up paying well, it seems.
According to a new study, the people who took part in the milk drinking programme during their schooling are at the lower risk of cancer today.
A survey published in the American Journal of Epidemiology recruited around 1000 people, which also included patients with pre-existing bowel cancer.
The questionnaire prepared asked them about their milk drinking habits, summing up the total quantity they had per week.
Associate Professor Dr. Brian Cox and Dr. Mary Jane Snyed, who led the study found that there was 30% reduced risk of bowel cancer for those who took drank milk regularly.
The results were more significant for those who were the biggest milk drinkers. They reported of being at 38% lowered cancer risk.
The findings of the study are looked up with the great expectations for New Zealand, which has currently the highest number of Cancer cases. It is estimated that approximately 3000 people are diagnosed with the disease, out of which 1200 people die every year.
The researchers claim that the presence of calcium in the milk accounts for healthier bones thereby also contributing towards the negative effect on the growth of bowel adenomas.