Devil in the Milk: Illness, Health and the Politics of A1 and A2 Milk
Keith Woodford, foreword by Thomas Cowan, MD.
First published in New Zealand and a best seller, this groundbreaking work examines the link between a protein in the milk we drink and a range of serious illnesses including heart disease, Type 1 diabetes, autism and schizophrenia.
These epidemics are linked to a tiny protein fragment formed when we digest A1 beta-casein, a milk protein. Milk that contains A1 beta-casein is commonly known as A1 milk; milk that does not is called A2. All milk was once A2 until a genetic mutation affected some European cattle thousands of years ago. Most cows in Asia, Africa, and parts of southern Europe produce A2 milk, but in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and northern Europe the majority of cows produce A1 milk. This protein poses some serious health risks.
In this book, the author compiles evidence published in more than 100 scientific papers, examining population studies that explore this link between consumption of A1 milk and the incidence of heart disease and Type 1 diabetes; he explains the science that underpins the A1/A2 hypothesis and examines compelling research conducted in both animals and humans, and evidence to switch to A2 milk.
This book details not only the health issues surrounding A1 milk, but how scientific evidence is molded and withheld by vested interests, and how consumer choices become influenced by interests of corporate business.
Softcover, 257 pages.