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A white liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals.

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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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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 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 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 drink ...
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Did drinking milk cause an evolutionary change in the human genome?

In a recent Slate article "The Most Spectacular Mutation in Recent Human History. How did milk help found Western civilization?" (October 23, 2012), a claim was made that: [Around 10,000 B.C.] a ...
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Does the point when milk is added to tea make a significant difference to the final drink?

I once had a conversation with a colleague about the correct way to make tea. He stated that adding milk to hot tea "scalds the milk". Won't having hot water poured into some milk "scald" it just as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 Milk in Black tea "completely abolish" all positive effects of the tea?

A few weeks ago my wife told me to drink only black tea with no milk, because she saw somewhere that milk cancels out the benefits of the tea. I did some googling and found this: "Black tea ...
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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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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 hoofs ...
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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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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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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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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 less ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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 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 it dangerous to give cow's milk to a baby before their first birthday?

There's a common belief that it's "dangerous" to give cow's milk to a baby before he or she is 12 months old. Numerous sites say to avoid giving cow's milk to babies under 12 months, however,...
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Is eating watermelon after milk bad?

It’s a local “myth” here in Iran that eating watermelon and milk (or any fatty food in general) is bad (as in it can cause stomachache or a bloated stomach etc). How true is this? My web searches ...
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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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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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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 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 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-90,...
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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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Should dairy products be consumed when having a fever?

I have always been told that when having a fever I shouldn't drink milk or consume dairy products as they would increase my temperature. Is this true?
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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 increased ...
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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 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 milk sold in a store with good product turnover lose a significant amount of Vitamin B2 from light exposure?

Anchor New Zealand has just released a milk bottle with a black plastic layer to protect the milk from exposure to light, and thus from loss of "taste and goodness". Their chart: from their website ...
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