|By Robert Cohen|
THE MILK CONTROVERSY
The milk controversy has heated up as a result of the recent Canadian rejection of MONSANTO'S application for the genetically engineered growth hormone, rbST. That hormone was NOT approved in Canada because HEALTH CANADA, Canada's equivalent regulatory agency to America's FDA, determined that rbST might prove to be unsafe for dairy cows. Previous to the official denial, Canadian scientists noted that laboratory animals suffered a vast array of biological effects from this hormone, and questioned the lack of integrity by FDA and MONSANTO who ignored this TRUTH. These data from the KEY study were clearly not reviewed by FDA. The results of that study (Richard, Odaglia and Deslex, 1989) had to have been known to MONSANTO and American regulators.
FDA now has information indicating that data were manipulated and withheld from peer review. Most critically important is an indication that IGF in milk is absorbed intact, exerting powerful growth effects on the human body. Should there be a cancer present in a human system, that too would be greatly influenced by this growth hormone.
A LIST OF HORMONES IN MILK
MILK, long thought to be a wholesome food for children, actually contains powerful growth hormones.
Endocrinologist Clark Grosvenor published a review of the known hormones and growth factors in milk ("Hormones and Growth Factors in Milk," Endocrine Reviews, volume 14, number 6, 1992). Each sip of cow's milk includes pituitary, hypothalamic, pancreatic, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, gonadal, and gut hormones. The list does not include other important milk factors such as prostaglandins and neuropeptides. The milk in your morning cereal still appears to be white and pure, but what follows is a list of bioactive substances in milk taken from Table One of Grosvenor's paper:
IGF AND CANCER - THE SCIENCE
Critics of the Dairy Education Board claim that there is NO REAL SCIENCE behind the IGF-I CANCER CLAIM. The actual science exploding that contention appears in highly regarded scientific journals including the American, Japanese, British, European and International Journals of Cancer. In addition, there are important papers published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology, Journal of Cellular Physiology and American Journal of Clinical Pathology. The "smoking gun" is an autopsy study that appeared in the New York Times. That study revealed that cancers, particularly BREAST CANCERS, are actually quite common and appear at a SHOCKINGLY young age.
CANCER AND IGF-I
IGF-I has been identified as an autocrine and endocrine growth regulator that ACCELERATES various types of cancer. IGF-I is considered to play a key role in the proliferation of pancreatic cancer cells, according to Gillespie.
Glick noted that IGFs play a considerable role in the regulation of glucose metabolism in central nervous system tumors.
Atiq reported that IGF is associated with human colorectal tumors and colon cancer growth.
Yashiro found that IGF-I activity was significantly higher in cancer extracts, suggesting that higher IGF-I activity in cancer tissue is involved in regulating growth of thyroid cancer cells.
Robbins found that IGF-I increased lymphocyte numbers in every lymphoid organ examined. This increase had functional significance, and this scientist concluded that IGF-I produced locally by bone marrow cells was a key component of lymphatic cancer.
Yun demonstrated that IGF hormones were 32-64 times more abundant in Wilms tumors than in the adjacent uninvolved kidneys.
Minniti concluded that insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I) acts as an autocrine growth and motility factor in human sarcoma cell lines. Analyses of tumor biopsy specimens demonstrate high levels of IGF RNA expression. All tumor specimens examined expressed the gene for IGF, and this expression was localized to the tumor cells.
Developing childhood bone cancers were researched by Kappel who wrote that this type of cancer typically occurs during adolescent growth spurts when growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) may be at their highest lifetime levels. He noted that human bone cancer cell lines are dependent on signaling through IGF-I receptors for survival and proliferation.
Lippman, as early as 1991, had implicated IGF-I as being critically involved in the aberrant growth of human breast cancer cells.
Lee observed the processing of insulin-like growth factor by human breast tissue and indicated that estrogen regulation of IGF-I in breast cancer cells would support the hypothesis that IGF-I has a regulatory function in breast cancer.
Chen noted that IGFs are potent growth factors for cellular proliferation in the human breast carcinoma cell line.
Figueroa confirmed that insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) are key factors for breast cancer growth.
Li treated breast cancer cells with IGF-I and observed a 10-fold increase in RNA levels of cancer cells and concluded that IGF-I appears to be an important step in cellular proliferation.
Krasnick furnishes another clue to this puzzle by revealing that IGF-I plays a role in the regulation of human ovarian cancer. His data suggest that IGF-I and estrogen interact in a synergistic manner and regulate the growth of cancer.
Musgrove states that growth factors play a major role in human breast cancer cell growth.
THE MISSING LINK
On November 8, 1994, the New York Times published a story which revealed two very critical facts.
Although only 1 percent of women between the ages of 40 and 50 are diagnosed with breast cancer, autopsy studies reveal that 39 percent of women in that age group have breast cancer.
Although only 1 percent of men between the ages of 60 and 70 are clinically diagnosed with prostate cancer, 46 percent actually have prostate gland tumors. Gina Kolata. "New ability Find Earliest Cancers: A Mixed Blessing?"
IGF-I is the key factor in cancer's growth in the human body. IGF-I is identical between humans and cows. Milk is a hormonal delivery system and IGF-I is orally active, surviving digestive processes. If you believe that breastfeeding mothers deliver substances to their infants, you then should understand that milk is a hormonal delivery system. Lactoferins, immunoglobulins and protein hormones survive digestion and exert powerful growth effects. Cancer is very common, but usually controlled by the human body. Cancerous tumors are the ones that have somehow thrown off the usually tight genetic controls on unwanted growth.