Milk Allergies

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Milk Allergies – 1 February 2009

“Even with the frequent lack of diagnosis, milk allergies are actually the most common of all food allergies. Milk contains more than 25 proteins that can lead to allergies.”
Gordon M. Wardlaw and Paul M. Insel. Perspectives in Nutrition. (St. Louis: Mosby, 1996), 535.

“Frank A. Oski, when chief of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, said that evidence suggests that around 50 percent of all U.S. children are allergic to cow’s milk, with most of these allergies going undiagnosed.”
N. Mead, “Don’t Drink Your Milk,” Natural Health (July/Aug. 1994): 72.

“Children of African-American or Asian descent are likely to be even more sensitive. But since milk is so deeply trusted by children and parents alike, a child can suffer chronic allergic reactions without the parent ever suspecting milk could be responsible. Another health problem associated with milk is infant colic, a digestive upset that affects one in five infants and may be caused by the milk nursing mothers drink.”

From: Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating by Erik Marcus, Chapter 4: “The Perfect Food Isn’t”

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