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Fake Health Ministry Posters: Milk Causes Cancer

Crossposted from Haaretz

Citizens in several cities across Israel were surprised last week to see posters bearing the Health Ministry logo warning of the “damage of milk consumption.”

The posters included a long list of almost all illnesses that doctors know to be associated with milk: “Studies have found that milk causes juvenile diabetes, hardening and blockages of the arteries, high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, asthma, breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer, ovarian cancer, lung cancer, melanoma and pancreas and prostate tumors,” the frightening posters read. “Milk is the main cause of allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, attention deficit disorders, anemia, runny noses, bronchitis, gallstones and more.”

The posters did not stop with warnings and offered solutions: “For maximum calcium absorption, you should consume foods such as wholegrain sesame, wholegrain tahina, nuts, almonds, hummus, green leaves, soybeans, broccoli and beans.”


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