Milk increases cancer risk?

Milk increases risk of cancer?

Dairy--far from perfect The milk jug has long worn a halo in the eyes of Americans. However, in recent years the halo has become seriously tarnished. Dairy products have significant disadvantages when it comes to cancer risk. Milk, whether from humans, cows, or other animals, is designed to help a baby grow quickly. It contains hormones and nutrients that are tailor-made for the growth spurt between birth and weaning. But several of these hormones and chemicals also can give a real push to cell division and fuel the growth of cancer cells. Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) encourages growth of the cells of the body. However, if also encourages cancer cells to grow and multiply. There are about 30 micrograms of IGF-1 per liter of cow's milk, depending on the stage of pregnancy of the dairy cow. They more milk you drink, the more IGF-1 ends up in your bloodstream.--a major disadvantage, since people with high levels of IGF-1 have considerably higher risks of breast, prostate, lung, and colorectal cancers.

Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer, Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine.

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