22 May 2000
Milk accused by breast-cancer survivor

A GEOCHEMIST who believes milk and other dairy products can cause cancer is featured in the Daily Mail.

Jane Plant, who was struck by breast cancer, devised a controversial theory based around a diet which cuts out all dairy products, which she believes cured her.

She says the insulin growth factor IGF-1, found in cows milk, occurs in high levels in humans thought to be at risk from prostrate and breast cancer.

Ms Plant says the link between dairy produce and cancer is similar to the link between smoking and lung cancer.

  • The Daily Mail 22/05/2000 page 30 and 31