Last updated on: 1/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Alison Stewart, MA Biography

Title:
Editor of the Consumer Health Journal
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“One reason milk consumption may lead to cancer risk is insulin-like growth factor, IGF-1 (not to be confused with bovine growth hormone, rBGH). Milk contains IGF-1 for good reason: milk is designed for babies, and IGF-1 helps us grow. IGF-1 affects growth, as well as other functions, and is normally found in our blood. Higher levels of IGF-1, however, appear to stimulate cancer cells.”

“Hormones in Milk Are Linked to Cancer,” Consumer Health Journal, Mar. 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Editor, Consumer Health Journal
  • Recipient, 2005 Excellence in Women’s Health Research Journalism Award, Society for Women’s Health Research
Education:
  • MA, Journalism, Northwestern University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are There Associations between Milk and Cancer?