The big C: your diet and the link between dairy and cancer
Professor T Colin Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research for decades. His legacy, The China Study, is the most comprehensive look at health and nutrition ever conducted. Colin Campbell is Jacob Gould Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, he has received more than 70 grant-years of research funding and has authored more than 300 scientific papers. The China Study was the culmination of a 20 year partnership between Cornell University, Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine. Why am I telling you so much about the Prof and his research on dairy and cancer? Because his family background was in dairy farming and he grew up convinced that dairy was essential for good health yet it is his extensive research that leads him to believe that casein actually promotes cancer. What does that mean? It means that there's a direct link between dairy and cancer.
Vegetables can stop cancer growth:
A landmark study pitted 34 common vegetables against eight different types of
human cancer cells (breast, adult brain tumours, kidney, lung, childhood brain
tumours, pancreatic, prostate and stomach).
The study measured cancer cell proliferation in a petri dish under lab conditions and
observed what happened if extracts from different vegetables were added (Boivin et al,
2009). Certain veg cut cancer growth rates; some stopped cancer growth completely;
others had a weak effect, including carrots,
potatoes, tomatoes and lettuce.
One thing was clear: we need to eat a wide variety of vegetables as certain veg will work
against one type of cancer but not another. You can't say the same of dairy and cancer, that's for sure!