Dr. Weeks’ Comment: Cow’s milk is a great food … for baby cows. There is a higher correlation between drinking milk and getting cancer than from taking HGH.
“…Milk and dairy products are a source of steroid hormones and growth factors that might have physiological effects in humans.”
“…In conclusion, we observed a marginally significant overall association between dairy intake and endometrial cancer and a stronger association among postmenopausal women who were not using estrogen-containing hormones.”
From Robert Cohen:
The following study will appear in the June 1, 2012 issue of the International Journal of Cancer (Ganmaa D, Cui X, Feskanich D, Hankinson SE, Willett WC).
Researchers at the Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA; Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and
Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School examined milk and dairy intake, comparing it to the risk of endometrial cancer. The data that they reviewed was compiled over a 26-year period from over 68,000 human subjects.
In their abstract, the researchers write:
“Estrogens have a central role in the etiology of endometrial cancer. Milk and dairy products are a source of steroid hormones and growth factors that
might have physiological effects in humans.”
After rigorous review of the enormity of data, scientists concluded: “In conclusion, we observed a marginally significant overall association between dairy intake and endometrial cancer and a stronger association among postmenopausal women who were not using estrogen-containing hormones.”
On January 20, 2009, Notmilk reported the results of a study which showed that higher intakes of vegetables resulted lower incidences of endometrial cancer (EC). See:
Yet, not until today do we have a peer-reviewed study showing that it’s not necessarily what one eats, but what one does not eat which makes the difference when it comes to EC.
Notmilk had previously offered links to dairy consumption and ovarian and uterine cancers…
…and of course, to breast cancers:
How many degrees of separation are there? In 1972, we who were well versed in endocrinogy had no clue that cow’s milk contained so many of the same steroid hormones which we were investigating. With six degrees or six hundred or six thousand degrees of separation, there might just be one Notmilk reader who knows the fate of my friend, Janice Walters. I hope that her endometriosis did not claim Janice’s life. She would
be in her young sixties today.
NOW…. what is the risk of cancer associated with HGH????
“…An increased cancer risk with GH has never been proven in humans. The cancer recurrence and mortality has been found to be reduced or survival time increased in cancer patients on GH (Swerdlow et al., 2000; Tacke et al., 2000).
GH-deficient patients present a doubling of the cancer incidence and a nearly four times higher cancer mortality; long-term GH- replacement (60 months) reduced the risk of cancer of these patients by half (Svensson et al., 2004)…”
Is consensus in anti-aging medical intervention an elusive expectation or a realistic goal?
Imre Zs.-Nagy MD Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics