An acquaintance of mine whom I turned on to Dr. McDougall's site has written to me asking for a clarification of a description that seems medically inaccurate. On the current McDougallCast webpage (http://drmcdougall.com/mcdougallcast
) in the podcast description of Dr. Gregg Miller's podcast, this occurs:
"Also discussed are the viruses (such as leukemia and AIDS) and infections (such as E. coli, salmonella, staph, and tuberculosis) carried by cattle, and how they may affect the health of people who regularly consume dairy products."
Unfortunately this says that "cattle" carry a virus "such as AIDS." AIDS is the proper name of a syndrome (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) in humans, not a virus in cattle. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus that leads to AIDS in humans but by definition cattle cannot carry a human virus. They may be infected with BIV (bovine immunodeficiency virus) but this a very different thing from saying they have a non-existent "AIDS virus."
It would be a good thing if this was corrected to accurately reflect proper medical terminology.