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Milk Industry Admits That Milk Made Japanese Kids Grow Taller - And Brags About It!

by Robert Cohen

November 25, 2002

I came across an editorial while skimming through old issues of Hoard's Dairyman, the "National Dairy Farm Magazine." In their 10/26/63 editorial, Hoard's was proud of this factoid:

JAPANESE TALLER WITH MILK

"The average height of 15-year-old boys in Japan has jumped 3 1/2 inches since World War II. According to the Christian Science Monitor, clothing and school equipment manufacturers are faced with the problem of revising size standards to keep pace with the sprouting Nippers."

Talk about politically incorrect! I do not know what is the viler act, verbal insult upon the Japanese race, or the arrogance of what follows. Yes, it gets worse. Hoard's continues:

"Milk is credited as being the primary cause of today's Japanese being taller and broader. According to the 'Monitor,' milk is sweeping Japan. It is readily available in railway stations, in offices, and it seems more common for young people to drink milk for refreshment than carbonated beverages. Consumption is expected to rise 500 percent within 10 years."

OK, so America's dairy industry admitted that the enormous growth spurt was due to cow's milk consumption, and they did so without mentioning the "H" word, hormones. Milk contains powerful growth hormones. These steroid and protein hormones obviously work. Japan is the largest living laboratory study, an example of how an entire society changed in only 18 years.

Is taller better? Whether or not you believe in creationist theory or evolutionary theory, you should agree that the original "plan" is best. Humans were either designed with, or developed, just the right skeletal system to hold a body's organs. When you stretch the girders you compromise the structure. That is exactly what man has done, with the help of the dairy industry. And dairy products help make these bigger bones weaker because of its acidifying nature. Is it any wonder that osteoporosis plagues milk-drinking nations?

The dairy industry should take responsibility for bringing increased cancer, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and diabetes rates to a population of Asians who were once the model of good health. With milk consumption, came American-style diseases.

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Here's more info on this fascinating and disturbing subject...

 

The Breast Cancer - Dairy Consumption Connection
by Robert Cohen and Don Bennett, DAS


Many of us are aware of the correlation between early onset of menstruation and the higher risk of breast cancer, but most are unaware of the reason why. Earlier than normal puberty is not the cause of the higher risk of breast cancer. The higher risk of breast cancer is caused by the cause of the earlier than normal puberty, which is primarily dairy consumption.

In Japan, every year since 1946 tens of thousands of persons are interviewed and their diets carefully analyzed along with their weights and heights and other factors such as cancer rates and age of puberty (the last measured by the onset of menstruation in young girls). This study includes detailed personal interviews and is well respected and accepted by scientists. In 1975, 21,707 persons from 6,093 households were included in the sampling. The results of the study were published in a respected scientific journal, PREVENTIVE MEDICINE (Yasuo Kagawa, Department of Biochemistry, Jichi Medical School, Japan, 7, 205-217, 1978).

Japan had been devastated by losing a war and was occupied by American troops. Americanization included dietary changes. Milk and dairy products, relatively unknown to Japan, were becoming a significant part of the Japanese diet. According to this study, the per-capita yearly dietary intake of dairy products in 1950 was only 5.5 pounds. Twenty-five years later the average Japanese ate 117.4 pounds of milk and dairy products. The consumption of milk and dairy products (containing powerful growth hormones) represented the biggest dietary change for the Japanese people, according to table #1 on page 206 of that study.

Tables 7 and 8 are even more revealing. While milk and dairy consumption increased by twenty-one times, from 1950 to 1975, cerebral vascular disease (strokes) increased 38 percent. Heart disease increased 35 percent, breast cancer rates increased 77 percent. Colon cancer increased 77 percent.

What happened to young girls and the impact of milk consumption on puberty is even more dramatic. In 1950 the average twelve-year old girl was 4'6" tall and weighed 71 pounds. By 1975 the average Japanese girl, after guzzling a daily diet of milk and dairy products containing 59 different bioactive hormones, had an increase of average height of 4 1/2 inches, and the average weight increased 19 pounds. In 1950 the average Japanese girl had her first menstrual cycle at the age of 15.2 years. Twenty five years later, after a daily intake of estrogen and progesterone from milk, the average Japanese girl was ovulating at the age of 12.2 years, three years younger. No wonder breast cancer rates increased 77 percent!

Never before had such a dramatic dietary change been seen in such a unique population study. These very telling facts remained buried in this 1978 scientific publication.

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I have it on good authority that one of the reasons the American Dairy Board spends so much money on advertising is not because people need to be reminded that milk and milk products exist, it's done so that news such as the above never becomes public. Money buys influence; in this case, suppression of damaging information for the purposes of protecting an industry's financial bottom line. If you don't like being taken advantage of for the sake of profit at the expense of your health, educate yourself.

 

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