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New Documentary on Milk is strong on criticism, but may be weak on facts

submitted on August 31, 2011 by equipurple in "Products / Gadgets"
Seems that the new film "Got the Facts on Milk" may have some things to say, but lacks the backup necessary to say them well. Vegan groups are blogging strongly in favor of this film, but the Boston's Globe's Health new blogger takes it down a peg or two.
Some of the film’s assertions are valid: milk causes diarrhea and bloating in those with lactose intolerance, and some people have full-blown milk allergies and shouldn’t have any dairy to avoid allergic reactions like rashes, hives, and breathing problems. But the same case can be made for other allergenic foods like nuts, strawberries, and mangoes, all plant foods embraced by the experts who were interviewed by Lane.

And the film oversteps by blaming dairy foods for the raging obesity epidemic and rise in heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis. No question high-fat, calorie-dense cheese and milk shakes can makes us fat, but are they really worse than steak and fries?

We have no idea since the film doesn’t back up any claims with solid research studies.

Boston Globe review May require registration.

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