U IS FOR UTERINE & OVARIAN CANCER
Women between the ages of 25 and 65 have
been successfully targeted by the marketing
representatives of 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.
"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 studies."
"IGFs may be important in carcinogenesis,
possibly by increasing the risk of cellular
transformation by enhancing cell turnover.
These emerging epidemiologic data indicate
that high levels of IGF-I are associated with
an increased risk of at least several types of
carcinoma that are common in economically
Horm Res, 1999, 51 Suppl 3
"Poor absorption of lactose may more than
double the risk of ovarian cancer in women."
American Journal of Epidemiology, 1999;150
"IGFs regulate important cellular activities
involving cell proliferation, differentiation,
and apoptosis. 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 and other members
of the IGF family. This may provide new
approaches for cancer prevention. Growth
hormone (GH) stimulates the production of
IGF-1. Use of GH replacement therapy to
improve physiological and psychological
well-being and to prevent aging-related
diseases has been recommended. Given the
close relationship between GH and IGF-1,
the long-term safety of GH treatment
warrants a serious concern."
J La State Med Soc, 1999 Apr, 151:4
"Galactose is linked both to ovarian cancer and
infertility...women who consume dairy products
on a regular basis, have triple the risk of ovarian
cancer than other women."
The Lancet 1989; 2
"Interest in the role of the IGF axis in growth
control and carcinogenesis has recently been
increased by the finding of elevated serum
(IGF-I) levels in association with three of the
most prevalent cancers in the United States:
prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, and lung
cancer. IGFs serve as endocrine, autocrine,
and paracrine stimulators of mitogenesis,
survival, and cellular transformation."
J Cell Physiol, 2000 Apr, 183:1
"IGF-I reacts in a synergistic manner with
estrogen, and plays a role in the growth
and proliferation of ovarian cancer."
J-Clin-Endocrinol-Metab, Feb. 1994, 78(2)