18/04/2009

The calcium-cancer connection

I'm not an advocate of food fads or health scaremongering, but well executed long term trials always get my attention especially when they're in favour of eating less dairy! Click here for more details Just yet another reason to go vegan!

8 comments:

shellyfish said...

The Dairymen Lobby in the U.S. paid I forget how many millions of dollars for "alternative research" to disprove that dariy products, and too much calcium, lead to heart disease, cancer, ostioporosis, and liver damage. My sister actually owns a very small family-run dairy farm with her husband (it's been in the family for 150 years) and SHE DOESN'T DRINK MILK!
Go figure!

ginger said...

not to mention the fact that dairy is so full of saturated fats and lymph fluid and the calcium can't be efficiently absorbed by the human body because it's so over processed and is meant for another animal entirely.

good job jeni!! good vegan shenanigans!

Felicity said...

Dairy products are also contaminated with GM material, through GM animal feed. Think I'll stick to soya and nut milks :)

Chelsea said...

Cool! I took a chemistry nutrition class during my undergrad, and the instructor talked a lot about the links between animal derived protein and lower calcium absorption... I just wish more people had access to this information!

DJ said...

*nods head sagely* but just trying my parents and in-laws this. They cling onto the belief that this kind of information is actually fabricated by hippies in a free-love commune somewhere who are intent on disrupting the fabric of their conventional life - just before they go off to a G20 protest... !

Bethany said...

I think I live in a bubble. I never really see milk being drunk. but when I do, it sort of freaks me out.

one good thing is that awareness of factory farming is becoming more mainstream.

wingraclaire said...

That is super interesting! It's worth an extra mention that Vitamin D is now the focus of much research. (One of my students' parents, a biochemist, is doing just that right now.) The recommendation is now to get 1,000 mg of D, which is less than in any calcium supplement, so you have to buy it separately. It's one of the few supplements I take!

Sal said...

I wish this would make a difference to my dairy loving friends & family but pretty sure it won't!