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Is animal milk healthy? Show more Show less
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Milk is a staple of the mammal diet, humans included. However recent studies and debate suggest that drinking milk past childhood is not healthy, and an array of plant-based alternatives have risen in popularity. Is milk healthy?

No, milk is unhealthy. Show more Show less

Milk contains harmful ingredients and can negatively impact health.
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Milk is unhealthy because it contains high amounts of saturated fat.

Saturated fat causes heart disease, high cholesterol, and obesity. Since milk contains high amounts of saturated fat, it is unhealthy.

The Argument

Saturated fat is a type of dietary fat that, for humans, is considered a “bad” type of fat. Dairy milk, especially whole milk, contains high levels of saturated fat, up to twenty per cent of the recommended daily allowance. Too much saturated fat can lead to serious health problems. Saturated fat at high levels can cause cholesterol to build up in your arteries, blocking blood flow and contributing to risk for heart disease and stroke. Saturated fats also contain a high density of calories per gram, which can lead to weight gain and possible health issues such as diabetes and heart disease.

Counter arguments

-Saturated fat can be avoided by drinking low fat milks such as one per cent. -If one does not drink too much, the saturated fat levels in milk will not cause health problems.

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Premises

-P[1] Milk contains high levels of saturated fats. -P[2] High levels of saturated fats are unhealthy.

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