For decades, health advocates have been warning the general public about the risks of consuming milk products. A recent study undertaken by the Danish National Birth Cohort may hammer another nail in the coffin for the dairy industry. In the study, 61,912 women were questioned about the foods they eat. It was found that the consumption of low-fat yogurt during pregnancy may be linked to the development of childhood asthma and hay fever. The consumption of full-fat yogurt is associated with adolescent hay fever.
According to the study, children whose mothers ate low-fat yogurt during pregnancy may face a 60 percent increase in asthma and an 80 percent increase in hay fever, compared to the children of mothers who ate no low-fat yogurt.
Cow’s milk is suited to the nutritional needs of calves nutritional needs of calves, who have four stomachs and gain hundreds of pounds in a matter of months, sometimes weighing more than 1,000 pounds before they are 2 years old.
So, it shouldn’t come as a shock that milk and milk products would have detrimental health effects for other species. You don’t see baboons nursing on the teat of a warthog in the savannahs of Africa—yet many people overlook this simple comparison.
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By Jason Baker