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Is drinking milk healthy?

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Posted on Fri, 13 May 2016
Question: Hello all

I am sorry if I repeated myself. I don't recall asking you about milk consumption. In your opinion is drinking milk healthy? I have friends who are dead set against it. What do you think? Please and Thank You.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
MILK consumption

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Yes, milk is healthy. It is a good source of calcium. Most milk products are also fortified with vitamin D these days which provides an added benefit for maintaining healthy bones and teeth. Excess of anything is bad. Try to consume it in moderation e.g one 250 ml glass a day would be fine. You may skip it on the weekend for an alternative. There is no harm in consuming milk if you are not lactose intolerant. If a person is lactose intolerant, has IBS or GERD (severe) then he can be advised to refrain from consuming milk.


Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

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Dr. M.S. Khalil

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (13 minutes later)
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Hello again.

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May the odds be in your favour.

I ll be more than willing to help you along this process.

wishing you best of health

Believe in yourself.

thanks

Dr. M.S Khalil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is drinking milk healthy?

Brief Answer: MILK consumption Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern Yes, milk is healthy. It is a good source of calcium. Most milk products are also fortified with vitamin D these days which provides an added benefit for maintaining healthy bones and teeth. Excess of anything is bad. Try to consume it in moderation e.g one 250 ml glass a day would be fine. You may skip it on the weekend for an alternative. There is no harm in consuming milk if you are not lactose intolerant. If a person is lactose intolerant, has IBS or GERD (severe) then he can be advised to refrain from consuming milk. Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil