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A white liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals.

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Is lactose intolerance an outdated diagnosis for discomfort after milk ingestion?

As a continuation of a question of most adults being lactose intolerant, the marketing of The a2 Milk Company in Australia House at SxSW 2018 suggested it may not be lactose-intolerance, after all, ...
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Is Starbucks (et al) responsible for reduced calcium deficiencies

In Season 1, Episode 3 of the television series "True Blood", the following conversation takes place: Sookie: Marthaville’s gettin’ a Starbucks. Gran: I cannot for the life of me see why anybody ...
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Does drinking milk lead to osteoporosis?

The China Study authors state that: osteoporosis is linked to the consumption of animal protein because animal protein, unlike plant protein, increases the acidity of blood and tissues. They add ...
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Does animal protein consumption cause inflammation?

This article by Michael Greger, M.D. claims: We’ve known for 14 years that a single meal of meat, dairy, and eggs triggers an inflammatory reaction inside the body within hours of consumption. I'...
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Does US governmental advocacy of drinking milk harm African-Americans?

According to a California State University article Milk new symbol of hate?: ... The federal endorsement of milk in American diets contributes to the problem by uncritically pushing people to ...
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Was adding milk to tea started to reduce employee tea break time?

I was talking about the all important Tea Making Process to a fellow Brit the other day, and he told me that the real reason we add milk to tea is: “It cools the tea down, so you can drink it faster. ...
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Do 6-month old babies ingest more aluminum from formula milk than from vaccines?

This blog post claims that vaccines given to infants contain less aluminum than is typically ingested from milk - especially formula milk. A more prestigious source of this claim is the Children's ...
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Does a dairy-free diet reduce autistic behaviour?

PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) suggest the existence of a link between milk consumption and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (see here on the PETA website). More research is needed, ...
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Is the majority of milk in industrialized countries obtained from pregnant cows?

There is conflicting information out there. On the one hand we often find simple claims like The majority of milk in industrialized countries is obtained from pregnant cows, which contains ...
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Chocolate milk drink and brown cows [duplicate]

At at TV quiz game they claimed that about 16 millions adult Americans believe that chocolate or cocoa milk drinks are milked from brown cows. As it is unbelievable I've quickly searched for it and ...
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Did the Mayo Clinic in the 1900s find 4-5 quarts (~4 litres) of raw milk a day to be healthy?

According to this claim by realmilk.com, THE MILK CURE: In the early 1900s, the Mayo Clinic administered the “Milk Cure,” which consisted in drinking 4-5 quarts of raw milk per day, obtaining ...
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Is eating fish and drinking milk at the same time linked with skin disease?

I heard from several people that drinking milk or dairy products while eating fish can lead towards a special skin pigmentation disorders such as different skin color or bright spots on skin. I ...
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Drinking 3 glasses of milk per day doubles a woman's chances of death?

From Can Drinking Too Much Milk Make Your Bones More Brittle? The study, conducted with over 60,000 women (age 39-74) and 45,000 men (age 45-79) found that too much milk – three or more glasses a ...
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Dose milk give or worsen autism? [duplicate]

Apparently so, according to PETA [...] scientific studies have shown that many autistic kids improve dramatically when put on a diet free of dairy “products”. One study of 20 children found a major ...
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Does skimmed milk have more added chemicals than whole milk?

I've heard that skimmed milk has more added chemicals than whole milk. Is this true?
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Does Condensed Milk Contain Milk?

This may seem like an idiotic question, but Indonesians officials say that condensed milk does not contain milk. With no milk at all, sweetened condensed milk has managed to cheat those people who ...
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Is cows' milk bad for cats?

My mother used to tell me that I shouldn't give our kitten cow milk, even if she seemed to enjoy it. Since I loved my kitten, and was quite disobedient at that time, I did it fairly often, and never ...
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Is drinking raw milk more dangerous than drinking pasteurized milk?

In Australia "raw milk", more commonly known as un-pasteurised milk, is mostly illegal for human consumption, except in one state, I do believe. The consensus appears to be that pasteurising the milk ...
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Does microwaving breast milk cause dangerous hot spots?

I was almost eaten alive by my wife after she found out I heated our baby's dinner in a microwave. The concern is that microwave heating is uneven and it could make a super hot spot in breast milk or ...
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Did the Dalai Lama cause Mongolians to significantly reduce their alcohol consumption?

In an interview with John Oliver in S04E04 of Last Week Tonight there's the exchange: Dalai Lama: One of my previous visits in Mongolia, they drank a lot of Vodka [...] I suggested: Drink much ...
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Does drinking warm milk help people fall asleep and if so what is it about it that does?

I always thought drinking warm milk before going to bed helps one fall asleep. According to Dr.Oz's friend, it does Dr. Oz talked with a sleep expert who said warm milk will help you fall ...
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Is radioactive milk being sold in inner-city black neighbourhoods in New York?

I recently had this article come across my newsfeed: Radiated Milk Sold in Black Neighbourhoods I always wondered about the high rates of cancer and diabetes in my neighborhood, and in other ...
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Do 7% of adults in the United States believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows?

I found a recent post in 9gag that states: Did you know? 7% of American adults (17.3 million people) believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. There's no source to their claim. Is there ...
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Is the quantity and/or quality of milk produced in a female human related to the appearance of her breasts?

I guess if The Simpsons are a sufficient source for a claim, then this should be as well... The purse girl hits everything on my checklist: creamy skin, straight teeth, curly hair, amazing breasts. ...
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Does heating breast milk in a microwave oven destroy nutrients?

Related to this question but from nutritional point of view. Does microwave heating (not excessive) reduce human breast milk nutritional qualities? Especially compared to conventional stove heating....
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Is exclusive breastfeeding better than breast milk+formula, in developed countries?

I would like to know whether exclusive breastfeeding is shown to be better than a combination of breast milk and formula, in developed countries. The current advice of the World Health Organization (...
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Does drinking milk tea after drinking lemon tea make you sick? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does drinking milk and orange juice together cause digestion problems? Someone told me not to drinking milk tea after drinking lemon tea, or the reverse. He told me the milk ...
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Are milk and butter from grass-fed cows better for you?

Is there any evidence that grass fed milk and butter are better for you as claimed broadly in this Lacross Tribune article: New study shows evidence milk from grass-fed cows is healthier Cows that ...
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Is there any difference between milk from rBST treated cows and non-rBST treated cows?

I've seen the following sort of blurb on a lot of milk products, saying: "Our pledge: Milk comes from cows not treated with the rBST growth hormone" If they indicate this, does that mean there's ...
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Does Belarusian milk contain strontium-90 at levels above safety standards?

The Associated Press organised to test some milk in Belarus - an area affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident The state-run Minsk Center of Hygiene and Epidemiology said it found strontium-...
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Will intranasal application of breast milk treat colds?

A friend just posted that their 2-year-old has a cold, and they want to prevent their two-week old from getting said cold. They plan to inject breast milk up the two-year-old's nose in an attempt to ...
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Does boiling milk reduce the Vitamin B12 content?

Milk contains vitamin B12. There appears to be conflicting advice over whether heating milk will reduce its B12 content. For example, this healthcare site says: Vitamin B12 is stable at room ...
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Can thunderstorms curdle milk?

When I was 13, my sister and I spent the summer on a dairy farm. We worked in the creamery, where (twice a day) we bottled fresh raw milk, as well as cleaned all the equipment. It was really a fun ...
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Can human males produce milk?

Can human males lactate (produce milk) in the manner females can? According to Wikipedia: Spontaneous lactation occasionally occurs in starving men; after World War II, for example, thousands of ...
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Will liver move towards milk?

Someone here in the office reckons that if you put liver and milk in a fridge overnight, the liver somehow 'crawls' towards the milk. I am inclined to think this is rubbish but a casual trawl of the ...
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What happens if cow is not milked?

Somewhere in between a vegan and non-vegan, I am skeptical about what happens if cow is not milked regularly. Will it die due to mastitis or any other infection? Will it get dried up (stop producing)?...
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Does cows' milk contain blood?

Someone in my Twitter feed said today: TIL starbucks put ground up insects in stuff, and milk has blood in it. The ground up insects part is true for now, but I'm not sure about the blood-in-...
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Do dairy products cause phlegm to build or thicken?

It is a common advice, perpetuated by many parents, and even some doctors, that if you have a cold, you should avoid dairy products, because they cause phlegm to build up or thicken. See e.g. Foods ...
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Does Nestlé contribute to infant mortality in developing countries?

There has been a long-running boycott against Nestlé (see http://info.babymilkaction.org). The main complaint is that their promotion of formula milk in developing countries is irresponsible because ...
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Does milk cause heart attacks and cancer?

Who can debunk or prove the claim: "Milk is dangerous for your health, because of heart attacks and higher risks of cancer." What about curd?
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Does drinking milk increase risk of death?

A Facebook friend linked to a claim that I find rather dubious. On the website of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, they talk about health concerns about dairy products and have an ...
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Does milk from Holstein cows cause diabetes?

According to this article, milk from Holstein cows might have downsides and many health consequences including diabetes. But I am having a hard time finding more articles that bring up the same topic....
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Does homogenized milk pose a health risk?

There are people who think that homogenized milk is bad for your health. The topic of concern is the homogenization step, where allegedly 'too small' fat micro-particles are created. And this is ...
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Is (cow) milk's consumption bad for humans? [closed]

There are several claims that milk is bad: http://www.fullyraw.com/why-milk-is-bad-for-you/ http://saveourbones.com/osteoporosis-milk-myth/ http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/food-nutrition/...
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Does drinking cow's milk make children grow taller?

A popular claim is that drinking cow's milk make children grow taller. Is that belief scientifically supported? Suggested (by editor) (notable?) claim that strongly suggests causality: As people ...
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Does drinking milk at night help one to sleep better and absorb more calcium?

According to this article, it is noted that the best time to drink milk is at night. In this discussion, dr. Sjoekri Rini replied that the milk contains the amino acid tryptophan, a precursor to ...
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Is eating meat & drinking milk during the same meal unhealthy?

This isn't a religious/Jewish question or about living conditions over two millennia ago. I hear it's bad to drink milk while eating meat but hear no reliable scientific evidence to support it.
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Is casein from cow's milk harmful to humans over one year of age?

In the book Can We Live 150 Years?, author Mikhail Tombak, Ph.D. makes the following claim: Casein is a protein needed by the calf for building its hoofs and horns. ... Human beings do not have ...
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Does drinking milk and orange juice together cause digestion problems?

I was once having a milky coffee at a cafe and I ordered an orange juice. The waiter told me that I should wait until I've finished my coffee, because drinking milk and orange juice together causes ...
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Does adding milk or cream in the coffee help reduce teeth stain?

I drink black coffee. In a coffee machine discussion long ago, someone said that he was also drinking it black, but he started adding milk to his coffee since his dentist told him that it's help ...