Can you drink too much milk?



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    Risks associated with drinking too much milk are exposure to growth hormones and intolerance.  Toddlers drinking too much milk can suffer from constipation and also take on too many calories.

    Milk is still a good source of protein and, of course, calcium, but you can drink too much.


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    Well, drinking too much milk is especially harmful to toddlers and young children, but for adults, it shouldn’t matter too much. One side-effect for adults is lactose intolerance, which occurs in 50% of adults and causes uncomfortable bloating, gas, cramping and diarrhea. 

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    Milk contains calcium, magnesium, zinc, protein, fat, sugar, vitamin A and vitamin D. This is fantastic, but that does not mean that you should drink a lot of milk, because it is best to get your nutrition from multiple sources instead of relying on one,

    Just as Chromium100 said, it is estimated that 50% of adults are lactose intolerant (some sources say as high as 75%). Some are also sensitive to Casein (2-3%), which may cause autoimmune diseases. Dairy intolerance causes stomach bloating, flatulence, diarrgea and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 

    Now, let us also recognize that most milk (unless organic or clearly states otherwise) comes from cows that have been injected with rBGH and antibiotics (found in milk). rBGH causes inflammation and puss ends up in your milk (trace amounts).. gross regardless. The milk produced from these cows has higher concertrations of insulin-like growth-factor (IGF-1). Studies have suggested a relationship between IGF-1 and diabetes as well as certain cancers (breast and prosptate), but the conclusions are not yet final.

    My opinion on the previous paragraph is that nothing is conclusive. All these synthetic hormones, chemicals and antibiotics have not been around very long, relatively speaking. We have yet to observe the effects on a person who consumes this over a lifetime.

    To finally answer your question, you can drink too much milk although if you are not sensitive to dairy, it might not be a problem. I would highly suggest against doing something like this daily.

    Variety and moderation; two key words for a healthy life. Within reason, of course..


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