Agroscope, Institute for Plant Production Sciences IPS, 1260 Nyon, Switzerland

Increased mucus production and exacerbation of asthma after consumption of milk?

The belief that in human consumption of milk produces more mucus is widespread. After Australian studies, some parameters of mucus production changed after consumption of milk. But these effects are not specific for milk because a non-cow’s milk drink with similar sensory characteristics caused the same changes. Individuals who believe it have more respiratory symptoms. Also, the consumption of milk doesn’t exacerbate the symptoms of asthma.

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