Last updated on: 1/5/2009 | Author:

Alison Stewart, MA Biography

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

“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

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Editor, Consumer Health Journal
  • Recipient, 2005 Excellence in Women’s Health Research Journalism Award, Society for Women’s Health Research
  • MA, Journalism, Northwestern University
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Quoted in:
  1. Are There Associations between Milk and Cancer?