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Does the consumption of milk and dairy products cause mucus in lungs ?

Hi, I am 48 years old lady and suffering from asthma .I want to know that does the consumption of milk and dairy products cause mucus in lungs? I live in Norway and doctors here say that milk causes mucus in throat not in lungs.How far is it true.Please guide. Thanks and regards Pritpal
Sat, 30 Apr 2011
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Hi,

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For some individuals milk and other dairy products can induce allergic reaction which lead to production mucous. But not all the asthmatics are prone for this. Here is a link of an article which clears your doubts:
http://www.jacn.org/cgi/content/full/24/suppl_6/547S

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