Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Second hand smoke, dairy, and beef

God forbid if cows ever take up smoking.

(Excerpt from USA Today article)

SAN FRANCISCO — Scientists at an influential California agency have concluded that secondhand smoke causes breast cancer, a finding that could have broad impact on cancer research and lead to even tougher anti-smoking regulations.
Although recent studies have linked smoking to breast cancer, no major public health group, including the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute, has declared it a cause of the disease that kills 40,000 women each year in the USA.

(Excerpt from not milk website article)

The following ten references provide converging lines of evidence that focus upon one central point.
There are hundreds of millions of different proteins in nature, and only one hormone that is identical between any two species. That powerful growth hormone is insulin-like growth factor, or IGF-I. IGF-I survives digestion and has been identified as the KEY FACTOR in breast cancer's growth.

(Excerpt from Organic Consumers Association article)

Hormones and Cancer
The European Union (EU) has banned the importation of American and Canadianbeef grown with the use any growth hormone, including 17 beta-estradiol because studies have shown that it is a “complete carcinogen.” [vii] <#7>
This synthetic form of progesterone shares similar characteristics with aclass of other molecules called endocrine disruptors that imitate other human hormones in the body and have been linked to diseases such as cancer.
Zeranol, another progesterone-imitator, has also been linked to cancer in a recent study done at Ohio State University. Scientists exposed breast cancer cells to zeranol-treated beef. The results indicated significant increases in cancer growth ­ some showed an increase even with zeranol levels 30 times below the level the FDA considers safe [viii] <#8> .
It should also be noted that the FDA does not permit any residual MGA to show up in beef residue testing [ix] <#9> . It is considered a suspected carcinogen by the USDA [x] <#10> .

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