The Evils Of Milk?

A new antidairy group calls it poison. Here's a less hysterical look at its pluses and minuses

Got milk? Be very afraid. Or, preferably, a bit skeptical. Some folks are about to try to convince you that milk is toxic. But the real question is, What's more dangerous to your health: milk, or celebrities and activists embarked on the latest trendy crusade? This week marks the publicity-pumped debut of the AntiDairy Coalition, a band of physicians, self-described "Hollywood personalities" and others who decry what they call "the health and nutritional risks of consuming dairy products."

The coalition, including its spokes-Jeremiah, George Plimpton, would have you believe that milk causes heart disease, cancer, infections, asthma, allergies and tuberculosis. Robert...

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