In any case, a glass of milk is a daily portion of calcium and other useful minerals almost for everyone in the United States. Contrary to popular opinion, milk does not cause formation of urinary stones or mineral formations in kidneys. As Lee and Wei write, at the University of Chicago, D.R. Webb proved that consumption of milk or calcium-fortified orange juice by calcium-sensitive patients does not lead to stones formation.Eventually, the role of milk is significant in many modern diets. We all tasted milk-based products, such as cheese pizza, cheesecakes, yogurt, etc. We got used to consume milk products without thinking of its positive and negative effects. Nevertheless, milk is useful for us and is recommended, especially for children. According to a policy statement of American Academy of Pediatrics, infants, children and adolescents are recommended to consume nutritious products including low-fat or fat-free flavored milk (American Academy of Pediatrics). To avoid negative effects of milk, people obviously can limit its consumption up to 3 8-oz glasses. In any case, everyone should be aware of both pluses and minuses of drinking milk. Only when we are acknowledged in full about the product we are able to make proper decision whether to drink and how much to drink milk.
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