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Christmas & New Years & Cheese & Testicular Cancer

"I wanted to live, but whether I would or not was mystery, and in the midst of confronting that fact, even at that moment, I was beginning to sense that to stare into the heart of such a fearful mystery wasn't a bad thing. To be afraid is a priceless education."
- Lance Armstrong (Commenting on his testicular cancer)

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Christmas and New Year's celebrations are now distant memories (2-3 weeks ago), but the effects may linger due to the consumption of testicular cancer triggers.

A few days before Christmas, 2013, the International Journal of Cancer published a study (December 20, 2013) in which scientists determined that there was a correlation between adult height and testicular cancer. Researchers concluded:

"These results suggest that the association between height and testicular cancer is likely to be explained by environmental factors affecting growth in early life, childhood and adolescence."

Milk and cheese (concentrated milk) contain a powerful protein growth hormone, IGF-1. This factor is an identical match in the cow's body and human body.

Little boys eat enormous amounts of cheese and ice cream and grow tall due to milk hormones. They grow taller than their fathers, who grew taller then their fathers. Such is the nature of growth hormones. They do what they were designed to do. One consequence for many of those males is testicular cancer.

According to the National Cancer Institute, In 2014, about 8,000 young Americans will be diagnosed with testicular cancer, and about 400 will die.

According to the Testicular Cancer Research Center, the nation with the highest rate of testicular cancer is Denmark. Switzerland is number two. Denmark and Switzerland also enjoy(?) the world's highest per capita consumption of cheese.

Unlucky young guys who get testicular cancer do not do Avon walks. It's just a guy thing to keep this disease unpublicized, and that might be the reason that there is so little research.

In April of 2012, the journal National Reviews Urology included an article in which the authors suggested that males who fight fires and do aircraft maintenance are prone to testicular cancer. The same authors concluded that diet plays no role. I say, "Nuts to them!"

Can you figure out this remarkable riddle?

Why is it that nations with the lowest rates of testicular and prostate cancers (Korea, Vietnam, Algeria, China) also have the lowest rates of cheese consumption?

This may help you solve the riddle.
Why is it that the nations consuming the most cheese have the highest rates of testicular cancer?

Still clueless? How about reading references from scientific journals that government regulators and cancer scientists are well aware of:

Testicular cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among North American males between the ages of 15 and 35.

I revisited that point in time when there was research.

The October 10, 2003 issue of the International Journal of Cancer revealed that a high intake of cheese is associated with an elevated risk of testicular cancer in Canadian males.

University of Ottawa scientist Michael J. Garner (Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine) compared the diets of 601 men who were diagnosed with testicular cancer to 744 controls.

Food consumption data from seventeen food groups were analyzed from a 69-item food-frequency questionnaire. According to the scientists, the results suggest:

"...high dairy product intake, in particular high intake of cheese (odds ratio [OR] = 1.87; 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.22-2.86; p-trend < 0.001), is associated with an elevated risk of testicular cancer in Canadian males."

In 2002, the International Journal of Cancer (Ganmaa, et. al. 98:262-267) reported that diet has an important influence on testicular cancer risk.

The authors concluded:

"Cheese was found to be most closely correlated with the incidence of testicular cancer."

How many who suffer from testicular cancer have received advice from their oncologists to discontinue eating cheese? Such medical practitioners either lack the medical training, or the testicular fortitude to accept the evidence. I continue to fight like hell to inform the ignorant.

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"If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell."
- Lance Armstrong

Robert Cohen

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