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Questions tagged [milk]

A white liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals.

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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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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 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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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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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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Does raw cows' milk contain lactase?

Raw milk advocates seem to claim one of two things regarding the lactase enzyme (not to be confused with the lactose sugar): That raw milk contains lactase which is destroyed in the pasteurisation ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Is eating Dry Milk (powdered milk) harmful?

My friend was making tea with dry milk, I asked to him to let me eat some dry milk (it is delicious) and he said that alone it is harmful. I searched for that and found this link, http://...
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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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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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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....