max wrote: Jeff, I don't want to fuel anything.
You aren't. You are just asking. However, I don't want to engage a direction of thinking that I think is unproductive.
max wrote: The reason I'm asking is that I recently gave a copy of the China Study to my sister who is a cardiologist in Germany. She told me that it was the first time she had heard of a potential connection of cancer and casein and asked me if I had read more about it. Well I didn't and had almost forgotten her question until I saw the referenced chart. I asked you only because you often have this kind of information at your fingertips.
Thanks. I do appreciate the comments and understand why you asked.
From my perspective...
There is no simple answer such as that and IMH(P&P)O, that is more important to understanding all of this, which is something I have tried to explain here.
There is no such thing as the "one" study (or two or three) that prove anything. That is not the purpose of studies. Studies only show statistical relationships based on the criteria used in the design of the study. And different studies use different criteria, so just because it is statistically significant in one (or two) does not always mean anything either. I have shown some examples of this here before with how the Lyon Heart Trial has been totally misrepresented. And how some studies on nuts have statistical significance but no clinical relevance at all.
Cancer is a multifaceted disease process and is not as simple as one single item.
Now, there have been recent discussions on alcohol and cancer and the point I made is the overwhelming body of evidence from all the different types of studies on all the different types of subjects shows a pretty strong relationship between alcohol and certain cancers. You can see that in the chart from the report too.
If you have the full AICR report, there are specific sections on cancer and milk so you may want to look there also. But, as I posted above, there are studies that show the exact opposite.
If you really want to understand something, you really have to also read the other side and understand the other side too. Sadly, too much of debate today is completely divisive with no dialogue, understanding or civil discourse and many who are engaging in the debate shouldn't be, which BTW, is also my recommendation and that is, not to engage in these debates.