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Milk issue articles

Postby space pig » Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:15 am

I am collecting every single newspaper article that criticises diary products, I have so far the one on Sunday Times (nectar or poison), The Guardian (diary monsters), Press association (milk as bad as tabacco), Independent (milk and cancer), if you hear about any articles with serious reference (national newspaper?) that break the myth of diary products , please do get in touch with me.

cheers ! :lol:
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Newspaper articles or scientific articles?

Postby Blaz » Wed May 05, 2004 11:51 am

I don't know - most scientific studies support the idea that dairy intake is inversely correlated with lung cancer and teeth problems (that is, milk is good for teeth and lungs). I noticed that scientists tend to avoid the theme - their studies usually concern the saturated fat in whole-fat milk, which is well known to cause cardiovascular problems. The lack of information can be understood - nobody pays the scientists to research the possible negative impacts of general dairy consumption - it could't be immediately commercially profitable.

However, I found out that most research is done on adventist population, or regarded to mediterranean food. A representative article could be this:

Lessons from dietary studies in adventists and questions for the future
Willett W
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION
78 (3): 539S-543S, Suppl. S SEP 2003

I cite a sentence:
Also, high dairy product consumption has been associated with risk of prostate and ovarian cancers in some but not all studies.
or this:

HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF MEDITERRANEAN DIETS IN LIGHT OF CONTEMPORARY KNOWLEDGE .1. PLANT FOODS AND DAIRY-PRODUCTS
KUSHI LH, LENART EB, WILLETT WC
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION
61 (6): S1407-S1415, Suppl. S JUN 1995

I cite a sentence: Epidemiologic studies have not provided evidence that high dairy product consumption by adults prevents fractures; in fact, the results of several studies suggest positive associations.

One could also be interested in high toxin rate in dairy products:

Intake of dioxins and related compounds from food in the US population
Schecter A, Cramer P, Boggess K, Stanley J, Papke O, Olson J, Silver A, Schmitz M
JOURNAL OF TOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH-PART A
63 (1): 1-18 MAY 11 2001

I cite a sentence: In whole dairy milk TEQ was 0.16 ppt, and in butter 1.1 ppt.

I am afraid that there have not been many conclusive studies covering all dairy forms -regardless of fat percentage, animal feed etc. - , published in serious scientific articles. In other words, even if one drinks organic milk (as I used to) or low-fat or eats whatever form of dairy, it is bad for her/him. I personally believe that dairy is bad (and I strictly avoid it now), but I haven't found definite scientific proof yet. I don't worry though, because my standpoint is purely ethical, but it would be interesting to know... if anybody has a convincing and objective article, please send it to me too.

Could newspaper articles, except in specialised nutrition newspapers have serious reference? I'm a bit sceptical - the statements in newspapers are often paradoxical. Of course, I am happy that newspapers started to publish also the "other side" articles, not just mocking vegans.

Continue searching! Blaz
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Postby Blaz » Tue May 11, 2004 1:03 pm

No, I was wrong! There is strong evidence of critical general dairy issues. I found excellent link posted on Veganbodybuilding group
http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/veganbodybuilding/, to Michael Greger (MD) Newsletter http://www.veganmd.org/newsletters.html. There are many summaries and references and Dr. Greger's lectures are fantastic, really worth reviewing! Check it out, everybody (probably all except me :roll: )!
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Postby space pig » Sun May 16, 2004 3:22 pm

Cheers Blaz ! nice ones

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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