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Cancer from milk that contains hormones and growth factors?

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Monsanto executives will have much to answer for should they come before the throne of a just God. The latest is what milk laced with Monsanto products will do to you. Here’s an article that includes:

… In October, Demko, a former corporate banker, helped raise funds to bring together about three dozen dairy researchers, from nutritional epidemiologists to dairy scientists, at a McGill and Harvard-sponsored conference. It was the first time such a diverse group of milk researchers had been brought together under one roof. Practically everyone in the room could agree on several things. First, cow’s milk contains steroid hormones such as estradiol and testosterone, and peptide hormones such as IGF-1. Second, drinking milk has been shown to boost serum levels of certain hormones, particularly IGF-1, in humans. Third, high levels of certain hormones, particularly IGF-1, have been shown to increase the risk of certain cancers.

Some epidemiologists have connected those three dots and have suggested that cow’s milk increases the risk of cancer. For example, large epidemiologic studies have appeared in major journals, reporting that prostate cancer – particularly aggressive forms – seem to be associated with dairy intake, and perhaps more strongly with total calcium intake. Such intake may double or triple the risk of aggressive prostate cancers, which kill about 2-3% of men.

The three days of presentations led Harvard epidemiologist Walter Willett to conclude that current US dietary guidelines, updated in 2005, were too bullish on milk. “I think it’s not wise to recommend three [8-ounce] glasses per day for adults. Probably, a serving a day is OK; I don’t see much reason that would be harmful. I’m concerned about two glasses a day, and three has a strong potential for harm.”…

Read the whole thing. I use very little from the dairy shelves and almost never drink milk.

Written by Leisureguy

30 December 2008 at 9:29 am

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  1. I think I need to go for an alternative to milk now. Thanks for the information.

    -Mini

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    Increase IGF 1

    5 March 2009 at 11:43 pm


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