Milk / Dairy Products

Milk / Dairy Products can help with the following



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).


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 ]


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]



Please see the link between Asthma and Soy.


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]


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

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