Professor at Lincoln University in New Zealand Keith Woodford called a fragment from seven amino acids forming in the process of milk or dairy products digestion, β-casomorphin-7, ‘devil in the milk’. In his worldwide bestseller ‘Devil in the Milk’ the professor tells how this tiny fragment, β-casomorphin-7, impacts on human health. However this book is more than just a story about milk. This is a story about how science works and what are the obstacles on its way; about how big business can stand in the way of truth.
Keith Woodford’s friend told him that publishing the book was a dangerous step from the point of view of his career. After all, in his work he studies the link between grave illnesses and usual milk. But Woodford decided that people should learn the truth about milk. The first part of the book was published in 2007 and became a bestseller in New Zealand, Australia and the USA. The second part was written in 2017 especially for the Russian publication.
Research on A1 and A2 proteins and their influence on the body are still in process. But it is already clear that the knowledge of milk proteins impact on the body can change the lives of many people. ‘This journey is not over yet. I expect that in the next few years the realization of the fact that A1 β-casein is a serious danger will overflow the world dairy products industry, like tsunami.’
Professor, the author of a worldwide bestseller ‘Devil in the Milk: Illness, Health and the Politics of A1 and A2 Milk’.