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Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?
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Milk is one of the most popular beverages in the United States. We have been told it "does a body good," but some scientific studies have found that contrary to popular belief, drinking milk may do more harm to our bodies than good.

Proponents of milk say calcium and other vitamins and minerals in milk make it an important part of a healthful diet for people of all ages. They argue that milk’s benefits include weight loss, strengthening bones, improved cardiovascular and oral health, cancer prevention, and relief of PMS.

Opponents of milk argue that it contributes to obesity, calcium deficiency, allergies, heart disease, cancer, and other health ailments. They argue that claims regarding milk's benefits are merely advertising campaigns designed to promote dairy sales and that many nutritious alternatives to cow's milk exist.

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Milk ProCon.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit website that presents research, studies, and pro and con statements usually related to pasteurized cow's milk and its effect on human health.


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Osteoporosis, Anemia, PMS, and ADHD
Infant Health and Early Puberty
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Cancer, Heart Disease, and Diabetes
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Milk & the US Economy
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