Cow milk, as we have all been told, is a rich source of calcium, important for our bones and teeth, contains proteins of high biological value and other nutrients (vitamins, fatty acids, etc.) that can be beneficial for health.
However, the consumption of cow's milk could have negative effects, as indicated in an article published in Journal Epidemiology, which relates the consumption of milk and milk with some types of cancer and other conditions.
1. Various studies, such as those carried out by the geophysicist Jane Plant, chief scientist of the Brotais Geological Survey, and Dr. Daniel Cramer, of Harvard University , indicate that a high consumption of cow's milk is associated with a higher rate of breast, colon and stomach cancer.
2. Cow's milk increases the blood levels of IGF-1, a growth factor that is associated with the growth of cancer cells , according to fitonutricion.com
3. The consumption of cow's milk and dairy products seems to be linked to various disorders of the reproductive system of women; among them, tumors Y ovarian cysts and vaginal secretions and infections. They are also related to menstrual spasms and excessively abundant flows.
4. Due to its rich content in animal proteins and phosphorus, it favors metabolic acidity. Some studies, according to specialists, show that cow's milk lowers the pH of the blood (acidity), which can cause calcium to escape from the bones into the blood, which is associated with the appearance of stones and kidney stones.
5. The protein of cow's milk, casein, is broken down into substances derived from morphine (casomorphins) in the same digestive tract, therefore it has sedative effects and possible negative effects on emotional stability.
6. Numerous studies support the possibility that there is a connection between the consumption of cow's milk and the autism in children, for conditions similar to those of the previous point.
7. In adults, a large number of people experience improvements in digestive function and intestinal transit by reducing or eliminating the consumption of dairy products.
These clinical evidences suggest that the reduction or elimination of cow's milk, as well as other milk products in the diet, can be more beneficial than harmful, especially for people with problems related to the digestion, intestinal transit or the immune system.