German scientist and Nobel Prize winner in physiology, Harald zur Hausen, warned that poorly-studied virus, which is seen in cows, can cause cancer in humans!


“I think that domestic animals can be a direct cause cancer of the colon in humans. We have experimental data are in favor of this hypothesis. However, this remains to be confirmed, “said Hausen.

Other scientists have previously warned that the use of red meat (beef, veal, horsemeat, lamb and pork) increases the risk of getting colorectal cancer. But Hausen argues that the danger only comes with beef, but also, no matter how improbable it may seem, cow’s milk.

“The traditional explanation was associated with the preparation of meat for food on the grill, and hence were performed claims that it leads to the formation of carcinogens. This thesis does not consider that these are the same carcinogens which create during the course of frying fish and chicken, but no one thinks that the use of meat fowl and fish increases the risk of developing colon cancer, “says the scientist.

He discovers that in his research he gave special attention to the fact that in Mongolia is eaten a lot of red meat, and that colon cancer is rare, and in India, where beef for religious reasons in fact never eaten. Hausen also indicates that the level of colorectal cancer increased rapidly after World War II.

He is convinced that this is the most directly linked with the fact that in these countries became popular imported beef. German scientist adds that in the mentioned Asian countries is much less found cases of mammary cancer, because they minimally use cow’s milk and dairy products in their diet.

Hausen, in the latest issue of the scientific journal International Journal of Cancer revealed that he studied samples of blood and milk of cows and therein discovered elements of DNA that may belong to an unknown virus, which could be the cause of cancer.