Monday, December 6


A PCRM press release points us to two stories "souring milk's image" - one pointing to an ovarian cancer link and the other debunking the "milk helps you lose weight" meme. The cancer link is no surprise (even though the study's authors judiciously declaim any links to other cancers... riiiiight), but the weight thing is significant if only because weight gain and loss seems to be the only thing the mainstream media cares about in relation to nutrition. In a study with five times as many people as the previous "milk helps you lose weight" study, "there was no significant difference between the high-dairy [4 servings a day] and low-dairy [1 serving a day] groups, says Jean Harvey-Berino, chairman of the department of nutrition and food sciences at the University of Vermont in Burlington."

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