Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
146 Doctors are Online

Had a chiropractor. Does drinking cow milk cause any health problem?

User rating for this question
Answered by

Internal Medicine Specialist
Practicing since : 2000
Answered : 1417 Questions
I had a chiropractor tell me my cow milk drinking is bad for my health. Is this true as I like it with my protein drink, it settles my nervous stomach and balances my hypoglycemic blood sugars. Could the inflamation, that he says milk causes, occur in my arteries or damage my health other ways?
Posted Sun, 2 Dec 2012 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Sudhir 7 hours later

Thanks for the question.

I would not entirely agree with your Chiropractor.

Cow milk is XXXXXXX in proteins, calcium, vitamins, fat, etc. These supplements are needed for good health. Calcium is essential for the growth and development of bones. Cow’s milk contains the high-quality protein in XXXXXXX quantity; they are building blocks for body. There are vitamins needed for proper body function and blood cell production. Cow milk also contains iodine and carbohydrates.

Only disadvantages in my view are allergy to cow milk and fat in the cow milk. This fat can cause or may contribute to blockage of arteries. But cow milk has significantly less amount of fat as compared to buffalo milk, so it is always preferred over buffalo milk when one thinks about fat content and health issues. But this can be easily solved by taking low fat cow milk, which is easily available. In addition you can boil the milk and remove the cream; this will further reduce the fat content.

So looking at both advantages and disadvantages I think low fat cow milk is a healthy choice.

Hope this answers your question. Please feel free to ask if there are doubts.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Internal Med Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor