Milk / Dairy Products


Milk / Dairy Products can help with the following

Autoimmune  


Digestion  

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Butyrate from butter may be useful in IBS presenting with diarrhea.

Fifty patients with IBS were treated using enteric-coated sodium butyrate tablets at a dosage of 1 g/day for 30 days. The patients were divided into two subgroups: constipation-predominant IBS and diarrhoea-predominant IBS. The IBS variant and symptom scores of patients were recorded before and after treatment.

Treatment with butyric acid reduced in normalisation of status in 68% and 71% of patients in the diarrhoea-predominant IBS group vs. 14% and 16% of patients in the constipation-predominant IBS group (respectively for the intent-to-treat and per-protocol analyses) (p < 0.005). The symptoms score for abdominal pain, meteorism and flatulence was significantly improved in patients with the diarrhoea variant compared with those with the constipation variant (p < 0.05).

Conclusions:

Oral administration of butyrate may be effective in regulating status and improving gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with the diarrhoea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome. [Digestive and Liver Disease Supplements Volume 1, Issue 1, September 2007, Pages 19-22 ]



Hormones  

Elevated Insulin Levels

A higher consumption of dairy products was associated with a reduced risk of insulin resistance (Syndrome X) in a study of 3,157 young adults followed for a 10 year period. [JAMA 2002;287(16): pp.2081-2089]



Respiratory  

Asthma

Please see the link between Asthma and Soy.



Risks  

Increased Risk of Colon Cancer

A long-term high consumption of milk, but not calcium, vitamin D or fermented milk, was associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer in a study of 9,959 men and women aged 15 years or older without history of cancer at baseline who were

followed for 24 years. [Eur J Clin Nutr 2001,55(11): pp.1000-1007]



Key

May do some good
Likely to help
Reasonably likely to cause problems

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