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Studies have suggested that reducing casein intake can help prevent cancer, heart disease and arthritis. Casein, the protein found in animal breast milk, has been linked to prostate cancer, along with other forms of serious health problems.
The second-most-cited scientist in all of clinical medicine, Dr. Walter Willet, has conducted research studies that suggest an increase in dairy products can increase a man’s risk of prostate cancer by 30 to 50 percent. He also found that dairy consumption increases the body’s level of IGF-1(insulin-like growth factor-1), a known promoter of cancer.
A 1992 report in the New England Journal of Medicine discovered that proteins in cows’ milk can damage the production of insulin in those with a genetic predisposition to diabetes.
Over 70% of the world population is lactose-intolerant, the inability to digest and metabolize lactose. Lactose is the sugar found in milk, thus making three quarters of the world unable to digest dairy. The bestselling book, Skinny Bitch, declares “The undigested lactose and the acidic nature of pasteurized milk encourage the growth of bacteria in our intestines.
All this contributes to a greater risk of cancer because cancer cells thrive in acidic conditions.” Although the USDA pyramid advices that we should be consuming 3 dairy products daily, it has been proven in various studies that this level of casein consumption can increase the risk of several health concerns.
Health problems that have been linked to high diary intake are osteoporosis, arthritis, heat disease, irritable bowl syndrome (IBS), Type 1 diabetes, chronic constipation, ear infections, ovarian cancer, and allergies. Because dairy is a mucus producing product, the human body will often develop a cold or allergies to fight the dairy in our system.
The pyramid has been criticized by many scientists and nutritionists because some of the experts who helped create the pyramid work for the dairy industry. The Huffington Post reported that the UDSA panel of scientists admitted there is a link between dairy and prostate cancer, they also disclosed milk doesn’t have any benefit on sports performance.
Dr. T. Colin Campbell, nutrition and health researcher, conducted an extensive research project in the Philippines, in which he investigated why so many Filipino children were being diagnosed with liver cancer. The projects goal was to ensure that children were getting as much protein as possible. Dr. Campbell spoke about his findings “In this project, however, I uncovered a dark secret.
Children who ate the highest protein diets were the ones most likely to get liver cancer.” He later conducted another scientific research project along with Cornell University, Oxford University, and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine. The study revealed that people who ate the most animal-based foods got the most chronic disease.
The study also showed that those who ate the most plant-based foods were the healthiest and tended to avoid chronic disease. Although there is popular belief that dairy intake can prevent osteoporosis, statistics show American women, whilst are the biggest consumers of calcium in the world, have one of the highest levels of osteoporosis in the world.
The Nurses’ Health Study declare that dairy may increase risk of bone fractures by 50 percent. The USDA scientists have also disclosed that there is no evidence that dairy is good for your bones or prevents osteoporosis, and has admitted the animal protein in dairy may actually help cause bone loss.