Top Pro & Con Arguments


Dairy milk is bad for humans’ health.

Approximately 68% of people globally are lactose intolerant, which causes nausea, cramps, bloating, gas, and diarrhea. Lactose intolerance (or malabsorption) means humans cannot properly digest dairy. When consuming dairy goes against basic food-tolerance patterns, it cannot be healthy. [27]

Americans eat and drink a significant amount of full-fat dairy, which is high in saturated fat and increases the risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease. Cheese is also high in sodium (found in salt), which increases high blood pressure risks. Dairy products like ice cream and flavored milks can also be high in sugar, which can cause obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressures, liver disease, stroke, and inflammation. [15] [28]

Additionally, some research points to a correlation between milk consumed in childhood and adult bone fractures. Dairy milk causes bones to grow faster and longer in childhood, which in turn makes bones easier to break. [29]

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