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  • I'm sure we all remember as kids being told to drink our milk so we can grow up big and strong.

  • I think Triangle Bob took that advice a little too seriously!

  • So if it's so good for us, why not just drink a ton of milk a day?

  • Or why not only drink milk?

  • Well, besides the fact that around 65% of the world's population have a problem digesting lactose found in milk, it turns out that drinking large quantities of milk a day can be really, really bad for you.

  • Large amounts of calcium can cause numerous health issues.

  • It can wreak havoc on your kidneys, resulting in kidney stones forming from calcium deposits or milk-alkali syndrome from an acid imbalance resulting in loss of kidney function.

  • The American Cancer Society also puts calcium consumption on the list of risk factors for prostate cancer.

  • In addition, a study by researchers at Vanderbilt University found that high levels of calcium inhibit the absorption of magnesium, leading to an increased risk for colorectal cancer.

  • Milk also has a high fat and cholesterol content, which can cause heart disease.

  • And overall, drinking large amounts of milk a day may lead to a higher mortality rate.

  • In a 2014 study of more than 61,000 Swedish women and over 45,000 Swedish men,

  • researchers found that women who drank three or more glasses of milk a day had a 44% increased risk of cancer mortality, compared to those who drank less than one glass a day.

  • And for each glass of milk drank, mortality risk from heart disease rose 15%.

  • Men were less affected, having an overall mortality risk of just 10% for those who drank three or more glasses per day compared to those who drank less than one.

  • But there are people, mainly body builders, who have tried to only drink milk.

  • In fact, some even attempt to drink an entire gallon of milk a day!

  • You know, for the #gains.

  • Triangle Bob knows what I'm talking about

  • Work it Triangle Bob, there you go!

  • In contrast to water, milk contains between 100 to 150 calories per cup, depending on the fat content.

  • And more calories equals more weight gain.

  • However, while most who tried this were happy with their added bulk,

  • they noted that drinking only milk made them less hungry for other important foods with essential nutrients like fiber, folic acid, and iron which are not found in milk.

  • These help lower cholesterol, manage blood sugar, and transport oxygen to your cells and tissues.

  • So, unless you are or are advised by a registered dietician, stick to the recommended dietary guidelines set by the professionals.

  • Limit your intake, stay away completely, but just don't go overboard.

  • So, is there any other drink that you want us to talk about?

  • Let us know in the comment section below, we're taking suggestions for future videos.

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