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View Diary: The Illinois Department of Public Health vs. Illinois Raw Milk Farmers (267 comments)

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  •  Your cancer scare tactic is crap. The reference (6+ / 0-)

    from the American Cancer Society says

    Some studies have shown that adults who drink milk have about 10% higher levels of IGF-1 in their blood than those who drink little or no milk. But this same finding has also been reported in people who drink soymilk. This suggests that the increase in IGF-1 may not be specific to cow's milk, and may be caused by protein, minerals, or some other factors in milk unrelated to rBGH. There have been no direct comparisons of IGF-1 levels in people who drink ordinary cow's milk vs. milk stimulated by rBGH.

    At this time, it is not clear that drinking milk, produced with or without rBGH treatment, increases blood IGF-1 levels into a range that might be of concern regarding cancer risk or other health effects.

    Theer are enough real negatives around pumping cows with recombinant growth homone that you mess you case with unwarrented assertions.
    Maybe you don't believe anything government agencies say but the CDC has this site and the FDA has this site that anyone who wants real facts not wishes should pay attention to. So right now the number of people whose infectious disease is traceble to raw milk is low but so is the availablility of the product. You may be an adult who understands all the risks but you do not have the right to risk your kids.

    I'd tip you but they cut off my tip box. The TSA would put Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad on the no-fly list.

    by OHdog on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 02:30:45 PM PST

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