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    Ignorance was bliss. - Chuck Palahniuk On July 20, 2014, Dairy Business Weekly: http://dairybusiness.com/dairyline_headlines.php
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      "Ignorance was bliss."
      - Chuck Palahniuk

      On July 20, 2014, Dairy Business Weekly:


      posted a column with this photograph:


      and this headline:

      "Frozen Bliss"

      Her bliss lasted for one moment in time. Her
      parent's ignorance might last her for a lifetime.

      The picture showed a cute little curly-haired girl
      with what was clearly an artificially painted milk
      mustache, "elbow-deep" in an ice cream treat.

      The article promoted July as National Dairy Month!

      What the article made no mention of is how
      often similar little curly-haired girls of that
      age group contract diabetes due to the consumption
      of naturally occurring cow's milk proteins.

      Real Science delivers a different story than milk marketers.

      "The percentage of Americans with diabetes has doubled
      since 1988, with nearly one in 10 adults now diagnosed
      with the blood-sugar disease, researchers report."
      - HealthDay News, Monday, April 14, 2014 

      In 1970, the average American consumed 10 pounds of
      cheese per year.

      In 2014, the average American will consume 36 pounds
      of cheese.

      Why does Notmilk associate ice cream and cheese consumption with

      Studies in which people move from one country to another
      negate the genetic hypothesis for diabetes. One study
      (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1990, 51(3),
      489, Scott, F.W.) demonstrated a doubling of diabetes
      rates after native born Polynesians moved to Australia
      and changed their diets from fish proteins to cow proteins.

      The July 1990 issue of Scientific American asked the
      question, What Causes Diabetes? Authors Mark Atkinson and
      Noel Maclaren recognized that an autoimmune response in
      which the body's own pancreas cells (beta cells) are
      "ambushed" is the key to Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes.

      Two years after the publication of this profound
      determination, Scientific American (October, 1992)
      editors wrote:

      "The National Dairy Board's Slogan, 'Milk. It does a
      body good,' sounds a little hollow these days."

      The journal then identified a team of Canadian
      researchers who found evidence that early exposure
      to a protein in cow's milk sometimes leads to juvenile
      diabetes. Eighty-five percent of the people identified
      in this study came from families with no previous
      history of diabetes.

      Scientific American further cited a study, which
      appeared in July of 1992 in the New England Journal
      of Medicine (July 30, 1992, page 302, Karjalainen,
      et. al). The authors of this study wrote:

      "Studies in animals have suggested that bovine serum
      albumin is the milk protein responsible for the onset
      of diabetes."

      Their conclusion:

      "Patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
      produce antibodies to cow milk proteins that participate
      in the development of islet dysfunction...Taken as a
      whole, our findings suggest that an active response in
      patients with IDDM (to the bovine protein) is a feature
      of the autoimmune response.

      In June of 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics
      Committee on Nutrition recommended that cow's milk
      was not suitable as an alternative to breast milk for
      the first year of life. (Pediatrics, 1992; 89; 1105-1109).
      A letter in a subsequent issue of that journal written
      by pediatricians Lane Robson, MD and Alexander Leung,
      MD of the Alberta Children's Hospital asked:

      "In lieu of the recent evidence that cow's milk protein
      may be implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus,
      we believe that the Committee on Nutrition should clarify
      whether cow's milk is ever appropriate for children and
      whether or not infant formulas that are based on cow's
      milk protein are appropriate alternatives to breast milk."

      In October of 1996 (LANCET, 348; 926-928) Cavallo, et al
      discovered that antibodies to beta-casein are present in
      over a third of IDDM patients and relatively non-existent
      in healthy individuals. Their work supports the sentiment
      that bovine proteins play a key role in the pathogenesis
      of IDDM.

      In December of 1996 (LANCET, vol. 348, Dec 14, 1996) Simon
      Murch, MD, of the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology
      of the Royal Free Hospital in London wrote:

      "Cow's milk proteins are unique in one respect: in
      industrialized countries they are the first foreign
      proteins entering the infant gut, since most formulations
      for babies are cow milk-based. The first pilot stage of our
      IDD prevention study found that oral exposure to dairy milk
      proteins in infancy resulted in both cellular and immune
      response...this suggests the possible importance of the gut
      immune system to the pathogenesis of IDD."

      Type-1 diabetes is many things to many people, but
      the one thing it will never be referred to by any person
      of science and/or compassion is bliss.

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      "Ignorance is bliss up to the point that it kills you."
      - Jeffrey Fry

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      Robert Cohen

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