Country: United States
Date: October 2007
What does bacteria in milk do? I know it gives you
Crohn's diease. And how is it benefial?
Bacteria are around us everywhere. Bacteria live around us, on us, and
inside us. Bacteria in milk can come from the cow, or get in to the milk
after it leaves the cow. A process called "pasteurization" kills some of the
bacteria to make the milk last longer before it spoils.
The exact cause of Crohn's disease is not known. So it's not quite right to
say that milk, or bacteria in milk 'cause' Crohn's disease. Eating milk or
other foods might make some people with Crohn's disease sick, but the cause
of the disease is still not fully understood by scientists.
The bacteria in milk are beneficial in a lot of ways -- bacteria make milk
products like cheese. Bacteria in our guts help to keep us healthy by
keeping disease-causing bacteria out. In cows, bacteria help digest the
grass they eat. There are tons of ways bacteria are helpful, and these are
just a few!
Hope this helps,
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