posted on Apr, 18 2003 @ 05:40 PM
Breast cancer is a major life-threatening and economic disease for women in some parts of the world.
Breast cancer distribution: Rates are high in countries/areas that drink pasteruised milk on a regular basis throughout the population's lifetime.
Ireland, UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Northern States of the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Argentina. Low in France, much of Europe Spain, Some of the
Southern States, except in the Cities. Especially low rates among communities that do not traditionally drink milk - South east Asia, China, Japan and
in the tropics.
Milk cattle have been bred for high yield (i.e. for constitutively high lactating hormone production), and also have been given yield-increasing
supplimentary hormones in some parts of the world. Dairy cows are taken out of milk production by up to 10 years old to become beef products. There is
little difference biologically between mammary tissue from human or cow, and mammalian hormones have the same effect across species, indeed have been
used medicinally for years - insulin, oxytocin, etc.
Milk rapidly goes bad in hot climates without UHT or refrigeration, so is not available in regular quantity in many hot third world countries. Milk is
treated i.e. flash pasterurised, in temperate climates, to minimally change the constituents, protein, lipids, carbohydrates, etc.
The clue that ther might be some problem here is: There is no published research regarding the epidemiology of Breast cancer with regard to milk
consumption. Pesticides, air pollution, smoking - yes, milk, no. Since research has usually to be paid for by grant awarding bodies, and a project has
to be approved, any such attempt at such an obvious investigation must have never received approval or been blocked.
If milk could be shown to be bad for you, it would obviously hit many economies badly. Who's for Corn Flakes and water or tofu sandwiches?