By Robert Cohen Executive Director Text Only


Safe Alternative to Hormonal Replacement Therapy; Soy
Consumption Shown to Alleviate Symptoms of Menopause


Women have been targeted by the dairy industry's milk
promotion board. What the dairy industry neglects to
advertise is the fact that cow's milk contains a very
powerful growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-
I). IGF-I is identical in humans and cows, and this hormone
has been identified as a key factor in tumor growth.

"IGF-I reacts in a synergistic manner with estrogen, and
plays a role in the growth and proliferation of ovarian

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology, Feb. 1994, 78(2)

"Emerging evidence suggests that members of the IGF family
play important roles in the development and progression of
cancer. Diet, nutrition, and other lifestyle features affect
the expression and production of IGF-1...Growth hormone (GH)
stimulates the production of IGF...Given the close
relationship between GH and IGF-1, the long-term safety of
GH treatment warrants a serious concern."

Journal of the Louisiana State Med Soc, 1999 Apr, 151:4

"...women who consume dairy products on a regular basis,
have triple the risk of ovarian cancer than other women."

The Lancet 1989; 2

"Poor absorption of lactose may more than double the risk of
ovarian cancer in women."

American Journal of Epidemiology, 1999;150

"The uterus and ovary, like the breast, are hormone-
sensitive organs. Not surprisingly, uterine and ovarian
cancers are both linked to fatty diets in epidemiologic

Cancer 1966;19

Robert Cohen author of:   MILK A-Z
Executive Director (
Dairy Education Board

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