Several studies imply that removing the fat from milk can contribute to health problems. Just in terms of nutrient value, full fat milk contains B vitamins, zinc and non-fat milk has none. We have listed below some studies that show some of the other problems that have been associated with fat free milk. Although we don’t commonly think of milk as therapeutic from an Oriental Medical perspective (likely a cultural phenomenon due to lactose intolerance), there is a definite bias against denaturing foods.
 
There is a strong correlation between non-fat milk consumption and prostate cancer
 
Veierod MB, Laake P, Thelle DS., ‘Dietary fat intake and risk of prostate cancer: a prospective study of 25,708 Norwegian men.’, Int J Cancer 1997 Nov 27;73(5):634-8
 
Strong correlation between non-fat milk and childhood obesity, probably due to it’s high glycemic load
 
Early adiposity rebound: causes and consequences for obesity in children and adults. Rolland-Cachera MF, Deheeger M, Maillot M, Bellisle F.1Research Unit on Nutritional Epidemiology INSERM U557/INRA U1125/CNAM/PARIS 13, Human Nutrition Research Center of Ile de France, Bobigny, France.
 
Also worse for the lactose intollerant, since lactose is more concentrated in non-fat milk It may also contribute to homocystenemia
 
 “For ischemic heart disease milk carbohydrates were found to have thehighest statistical association for males aged 35+ and females aged 65+. Inthe case coronary heart disease, non-fat milk was found to have the highestassociation for males aged 45+ and females aged 75+, while for females 65-74, milk carbohydrates and sugar had the highest associations…animalproteins contribute to homocysteine production; however, milk more thanmeat lacks adequate B vitamins to convert homocysteine to useful products.Lactose and calcium in conjunction with homocysteine from consumption ofnon-fat milk may also contribute to calcification of the arteries.”
 
 Altern Med Rev, 1998 Aug, 3:4__________________________________

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