A vegan group’s recent advertisement claimed that “cow’s milk contains 35 hormones, including oestrogen … some of these are linked to cancer”.
Does the evidence stack up?
First of all, I have to emphasize that “Human Mothers milk” is the best nutrition a new born baby can have…even though it might have various natural hormones.
But “mass produced diary milk” is a different matter.
A large observational study from ” Central Sweden” found that “High milk intake was associated with higher risk of death and higher fracture incidence in women”. The paper was published in the prestigious BMJ journal in 2014. I suspect the substances used in mass production of diary milk might be the culprit rather than natural milk itself.
So the jury is out on this question. In the mean time, moderation is the key as Cows’ milk does contain many beneficial substances. Switching to sugary, fizzy drinks or other artifically produed milk alternatives is not sensible either.