Apr 02, 2011 - 12:13 pm
Dear American Friends,
This could also be important.
I am looking into IGF of late and found this warning, seems reasonable.
Lots of other studies re IGF and cancer risk.
It maybe time to give up dairy, some of the anticancer diets seem to be based on emerging evidence.
Just thought I would raise everyones awareness, in case you are interested.
For those on healthy diets, your non dairy diet may have helped stop the spread of your colon cancer. I hope this study is based on sound science and that its an area where survivors can make an informed lifestyle choice.
I am interested in all comments and feedback on this subject area.
hugs to all,
American dairy farmers use rBGH hormone to increase milk production
rBGH increases cancer risk of milk
January 23, 1996, Washington, DC - The Cancer Prevention Coalition and Food & Water, released a study today reporting that milk from cows injected with recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) increases risks of breast and colon cancers in humans. This study is published in the January issue of the International Journal of Health Services, a peer-reviewed, leading international public health journal.
The study summarizes evidence that rBGH increases levels of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) in milk. IGF-1 is a powerful stimulator and regulator of cell-growth and division in humans and cows. The study concludes that increased IGF-1 levels are risk factors for breast and colon cancer.
rBGH poses an even greater risk to human health than ever considered," warned Samuel Epstein M.D., Professor of Environmental Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health and Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, author of the new report. "The FDA and Monsanto have a lot to answer for. Given the cancer risks, and other health concerns, why is rBGH milk still on the market?"