Lactose and galactose in milk can increase oxidative stress and chronic inflammation, both of which can make bones fragile. Cow's milk contains over 3 times more protein than human's, which creates metabolic disturbances. And with technology, today's cows are genetically modified to produce more and heavy milk, which can lead to types of cancer.
Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:
Health experts and nutritionists have emphasized on the daily intake of milk especially during the growing years of a child. However there could be many side effects due to the excess consumption of milk.
Drinking more than three glasses a day may not protect bones against breaking – and may even lead to higher rates of death, say researchers. Also a new study suggests certain types of sugars found in milk may increase inflammation and oxidative stress, which can damage body cells.
Why Excess Milk Consumption is Harmful
High levels of Lactose and Galactose:
The adverse effects of consuming more milk are probably due to the high levels of lactose and galactose (types of sugar) present in milk. These compounds have been shown to increase oxidative stress and chronic inflammation in animal studies. Oxidative stress is the imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen species (free radicals) and the body’s ability to fight them with the help of antioxidants which may make bones fragile and affect the risk of mortality.
Cow’s Milk is Structured for Calves:
Each mammalian species has its own “designer” milk, and cow’s is no exception. For example, cow’s milk contains on average three times the amount of protein than human milk which creates metabolic disturbances in humans that have detrimental bone health consequences. Hence excessive consumption of Cow’s milk may be damaging to your health.
Today’s Milk is Processed:
Nowadays, milking cows are given antibiotics and most are also injected with a genetically engineered form of bovine growth hormone. A man-made or synthetic hormone used to artificially increase milk production, this hormone increases blood levels of the insulin-growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in those who drink it. And higher levels of IGF-1 are linked to several cancers.