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WASHINGTON, May 22, 2006
U.K. Consumers Urged to Eliminate
Dairy for Three Weeks to Experience Dramatic Health Benefits
As Heather Mills McCartney speaks out about the health problems
associated with dairy products, physicians and nutritionists with the
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) are urging U.K.
consumers to try an experiment: Eliminate milk and other dairy
products from their diet for three weeks to experience firsthand the
health benefits of a dairy-free diet.
On Wednesday, May 24, Mills McCartney will appear at an event in
London called "Why You Don't Need Dairy." At the event, which is
organized by The Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation, she will be joined
by nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., a member of PCRM's
Getting away from milk is easy and quickly yields positive effects,
according to PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D. "Within the first week,
you may notice better digestion, easier breathing, and better sleep,"
said Dr. Barnard. "Allergies and intolerances to dairy products can
cause digestive problems, including constipation or diarrhea, stomach
cramps, bloating, and gas, which are likely to disappear when you stop
Dairy consumption also appears to increase the risk of some cancers.
Several major studies, including two at Harvard University, have
linked dairy consumption to prostate cancer. And a growing body of
research, including a recent report from the Harvard School of Public
Health, suggests that dairy intake increases the risk of ovarian
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