Exposing Dairy Industry Obesity Lies
2005 06 11
By Robert Cohen | NotMilk.com
Based upon dairy industry lies, deceptions, and lobbying, the New Jersey assembly has banned the sale of candy and soft drinks from state schools while permitting the sale of ice cream in its cafeterias.
What could be any more absurd than the latest $200 million dairy maketing campaign which claims that drinking milk helps to lose weight?
Before answering that question, let's look at a June, 2005 publication in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine (2005;159:511).
The study of 12,829 American children determined that those who consumed more than three servings of milk per day were 35 percent more likely to become overweight than those who drank little or no milk.
How about the additional dairy industry claim that fruit juice is responsible for America's obesity epidemic. All of the above nonsense is brought to you by the National Milk Producers, who celebrate June's as National Dairy Month.
Does juice cause obesity?
The average American receives nearly 12 times the amount of calories from dairy products (547 calories per person) each day as from juice (47 calories per person). Yet, the dairy industry blames America's obesity epidemic on juice consumption. Can they get away with this lie? Of course they can, because June is National Dairy Month.
Even I didn't imagine that the dimwitted dairy dodos would sink this low.
In a press release from those who would have you drink body fluids from diseased animals:
"Increasing Numbers of Children Are Fighting the Battle of the Bulge"
Milk and dairy foods are high calorie foods laden with saturated animal fat and cholesterol. They pack an additional wallop by containing powerful growth hormones.
The dairy industry writes:
"Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions. To help children maintain healthy weight, parents may be keeping sight of what's on their kids' plate, but they often overlook what's filling their glasses."
The milk processors cite Susan Baker, M.D., chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Nutrition.
Dr. Baker's comment:
"Many parents don't realize that many fruit juices contain a lot of sugar and calories with relatively few nutrients in return. As a result, kids who drink juice all day long are depriving themselves of essential nutrients their growing bodies need."
Aside to Dr. Baker:
Kids don't drink juice all day long. You're exaggerating, Doc.
JUST FOR THE RECORD 1 cup of apple juice vs. 1 cup of milk
Apple Juice = 117 calories, 0.27 gms. fat, 0.0 cholesterol
Milk = 150 calories, 8.15 gms. fat, 33.18 mg. cholesterol
Last year, the average American drank just over 1/2 ounce of apple juice each day. (.558 oz)
Last year, the average American drank a total daily juice consumption of 3.23 ounces.
At the same time, the average American consumed the equivalent of 29.2 ounces per day of dairy.
Total calories each day from milk and dairy: 547 Total calories each day from fruit juice: 47
Milk also contains powerful growth hormones. Apple juice contains no growth hormones. The most powerful growth hormone in a cow's body is identical in structure (70 amino acids in the same sequence) to the most powerful growth hormone in the human body.
Children eat cheese. Apple juice is not concentrated into cheese or ice cream. Ten pounds of milk are required to make one pound of cheese. Twelve pounds of milk are required to make one pound of ice cream.
Where are the calories? Where are the obese kids? Compare 47 juice calories to 547 dairy calories and ask yourself how these lying dairy people get away with it.
Drive by school yards and see the roly-poly children. Where else on this planet can one find obesity so positively correlating with poverty? Malnourished children living in inner American cities receive subsidized dairy products for breakfast, snacks, and lunch. Their little bodies become large bodies after consuming a combination of high caloric, high fat food with growth hormones.
The lies from America's dairy industry marketing people are more than just deceptive. They are criminal and they do harm to our children.
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