Research Proves Health Gurus Wrong On Meat, Milk Products

CANADA - Local cattle producers still recovering from the crisis caused by the mad cow disease will be pleased to know that their dairy and meat products are now also being freed from the negative image they have been given by health gurus.
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Dr. Spencer Proctor: meat and milk will help fight cancer and other serious diseases

In a major development revealed to this newspaper last week, dairy and meat products will be probably re-labelled in the wake of current scientific research after current discussions between researchers and Health Canada.

Talking to the Strathmore Standard, University of Alberta’s Dr. Spencer Proctor, Director of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases Laboratory, said researchers have already evidence that those products, especially milk, contain, in their natural state, CLA (conjugated lineolic acid), a substance that has been shown in culture cells to reduce the proliferation of cancerous cells and help fight serious diseases.

This could mean that vaunting a zero trans-fat content on milk or cheese and other dairy products’ labels, currently a common practice, will soon be history.

According to Proctor and other researchers, that substance is one of many trans-fats that are highly beneficial to human health, contrary to current beliefs that all trans-fats are noxious.

“We are currently in discussion with Health Canada with a view to re-label those products,” Proctor said referring to the current labelling practice that makes consumers believe all trans-fats will harm their health.

Proctor is confident that there will be changes in labelling regulations in a not so far future and said there is already a company that, “by the end of summer,” will take the initiative of re-labelling in light of evidence produced by the new research.

Source: Strathmore Standard

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