Drunk Women: Higher or Lower Breast Cancer Rates?
"It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol
was a food well in advance of modern medical thought."
- P. G. Wodehouse
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The February, 2014 issue of the Australia and New Zealand Journal
of Public Health contains a study in which the authors ask:
"Are people aware that alcohol causes cancer?"
Even a red-necked wallaby does not attempt such a astonishing
leaps. Alcohol causes cancer? That's news to me. Down under
researchers asked that question to 2,700 Australian women
over the age of 18 and reported:
"...Only 36.6% saw alcohol as an important risk factor
for cancer...The majority of the population did not see an
important link between alcohol and cancer...A strategy to
raise awareness of the link between alcohol and cancer
This absurd conclusion of New Zealand and Australian
scientists is unsupported by research data, yet, their
kanga-ruse continues as they continue to waste research
dollars attempting to prove their ridiculous conclusion.
A study in the February, 2005 issue of the American Journal
of Clinical Nutrition suggested that alcohol consumption
can lower the incidence of breast cancer. Scientists reported:
"Increased circulating insulin-like growth factor-I
(IGF-I) concentrations, frequently adjusted for IGF
binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3), have been associated with
increased risk of several types of cancer, including colon,
prostate, and breast."
It has been well established that IGF-I has been identified
as a key factor in the growth of every breast cancer and
that women who drink milk have elevated levels of IGF-I.
Researchers at the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
(Lavigne, et. al.), divided 53 post-menopausal women into three
groups and gave them various amounts of alcohol to drink.
Their incredible written conclusion:
"To our knowledge, this is the first published controlled
diet study to find that in postmenopausal women, when
weight is kept constant, alcohol consumption reduces the
amount of serum IGF-I potentially available for receptor
My suggestion is to skip the milk and continue to reduce
levels of IGF-I. Your body will thank you, but if you crave
that dairy taste, limit your consumption to one after-dinner
Sombrero (Kahlua & non-dairy Creamer) or White Russian (Kahlua,
vodka, non-dairy creamer). Rich's non-dairy creamer (found in
the dairy section of most supermarkets) is a fine substitute.
So, is alcohol recommended as medicine? When compared to
toxins such as chemotherapy and radiation, alcohol may
not be society's great venom, as it can actually be healing.
Get out those shot glasses - an ounce of protection...
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"Snakes are sometimes perceived as evil, but they are also
perceived as medicine. If you look at an ambulance, there's
the two snakes on the side of the ambulance. The caduceus,
or the staff of Hermes, there's the two snakes going up it,
which means that the venom can also be healing."
- Nicolas Cage