Gelert wrote:No, no, I suppose OWK is correct. Scientists can and do have conflicting interests. We're people after all.
I mean, just look at the two papers that have been the subject of most intense discussion here.Ornish, 2008 wrote:Dean Ornish writes general-interest books on preventive medicine,receives lecture honoraria, and consults with food companies to make more healthful foods.
(doesn't mention that the diet studied is in fact, the Ornish diet, or that he is chairman of the PMRI, which aims to promote his books.)Donaldson, 2004 wrote:Michael Donaldson is a research scientist at the Hallelujah Acres Foundation, a foundation for investigations pertaining to the Hallelujah Diet. Funding for this review was provided by the Hallelujah Acres Foundation.
(The Halleujah diet is an attempt at a biblically-based diet)
I wonder what the current evidence-based medicine approach to dealing with gunshot wounds sustained to one's foot is.
For reference, I have no competing interests - despite allegations to the contrary earlier by OWK, I've never worked in or received any support from industry, financial or otherwise. My only agenda in this thread is to try and keep sweeping up the bullshit.
Thanks for your efforts gelert, I removed them from the list.
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Too much meat, dairy raises breast cancer risk
..."Overall, we observed that there was a higher risk of breast cancer among women who ate foods rich in animal fat such as red meat, cheese, ice cream and butter during their 20s, 30s and 40s," Cho said. ... (Link)
Vegan diet "cuts prostate cancer risk" (Link)
Meat and its ties to Cancer (Link)
Breast Cancer Epidemic Looms in China
China is on the cusp of a breast cancer epidemic, according to the current issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. ... Meat intake has risen dramatically in Asia in recent years, and dairy products are now heavily promoted. Traditional rice, soy, and other products have become less fashionable. (Link)
Okinawa, fabric of a long life
... The three authors -- Dr. Bradley Willcox, a geriatrics fellow at Harvard Medical School, his twin brother D. Craig Willcox, and Dr. Makoto Suzuki, professor emeritus at Okinawa's Ryukyu University medical school -- said Okinawans' low-calorie, plant-based diet high in unrefined carbohydrates affords protection against most diseases associated with aging. ... The authors observed that Okinawans are able to spend more of their lives free of disabilities than people in other industrialized nations. "Heart disease is minimal, breast cancer so rare that screening mammography is not needed, and most aging men have never heard of prostate cancer," they said. ...(Link)
Animal Fat & Cancer (Watch)
Vegan proteins may reduce risk of cancer (Link)
... Intakes of both saturated and monounsaturated fat were related to modestly elevated breast cancer risk. Among food groups contributing to animal fat, red meat and high-fat dairy foods were each associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Conclusions: Intake of animal fat, mainly from red meat and high-fat dairy foods, during premenopausal years is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. ... (Link)
Animal foods, protein, calcium and prostate cancer risk: the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. (Link)
High Levels of Saturated Fat Found to Promote Ovarian Cancer
Now, the first large study of diet and ovarian cancer, published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute, suggests the link is real. ... For every 10 grams of saturated, or animal, fat a woman ate per day, her risk of ovarian cancer rose 20 percent. (Link)
Vegetarians less likely to develop cancer than meat eaters, says study (Link)
Breast Cancer risk increases with red meat (Watch)
Diets rich in fat from red meat and dairy products can increase a person's risk of contracting cancer of the pancreas, researchers are warning. ... (Link)
... Higher intakes of several individual red meat items were also strongly related to elevated risk of ER+/PR+ breast cancer. ... (Link)
Molecule found in meat, milk and tumours (Link)
Hormones in milk can be dangerous (Link)
What are the major sources of dioxin and related compounds in the human diet?
Dioxins are lipophilic compounds which accumulate in the fat of animals. The types of foods which tend to have the highest dioxin concentrations are dairy products, meat and poultry, eggs, fish, and animal fats (Eduljee and Gair, 1996). Green vegetables, fruits and grains are the types of foods with the lowest dioxin concentrations. The draft dioxin reassessment concludes that dioxin is a human carcinogen and that the lifetime cancer risk associated with the average person’s body burden of dioxin is between 1 in 1000 and 1 in 100. This estimate of risk is ten times higher than EPA’s previous estimate and represents a very significant public health concern. (Link)
... Our analysis shows a consistent, statistically significant, positive association between breast cancer risk and saturated fat intake in postmenopausal women (relative risk for highest vs. lowest quintile, 1.46; P <.0001). A consistent protective effect for a number of markers of fruit and vegetable intake was demonstrated ... If these dietary associations represent causality, the attributable risk (i.e., the percentage of breast cancers that might be prevented by dietary modification) in the North American population is estimated to be 24% for postmenopausal women and 16% for premeno-pausal women. [J Natl Cancer Inst 82:] ... (Link)
Potential Correlation between Lactose Intolerance and Cancer Occurrence (Link)
Food as medicine (Watch)
Milk doubles chance of ovarian cancer
Drinking more than one glass of milk a day could double the risk of developing a certain type of ovarian cancer, according to a new study. ... (Link)
Lung Cancer And Fat Level
Research by the National Cancer Institute, reported today, has found that nonsmoking women with diets high in saturated fat have about four times the usual risk of lung cancer. ... (Link)
If you eat a lot of saturated fat, you may be more at risk for cancer of the small intestine, according to a new study.
Saturated fat, considered one of the unhealthy fats, typically comes from animal foods, such as meat and dairy. Cheese, sausage, and butter are all high in saturated fat. ... Authors note that past research has positively linked red meat to many other kids of cancer, including colorectal cancer and cancers of the stomach and the esophagus. (Link)
Breast Cancer Weapons: Fruit, Vegetables and, Maybe, Olive Oil (Link)
Some bedtime stories for you gelert.