Raw milk has been used in the treatment of diabetes in the past.1
Pasteurised milk has been shown to contribute to diabetes (Scotland has one of the highest rates of diabetes in the world!) Possible mechanisms for pasteurised milk causing diabetes:
the conversion of the lactase in raw milk to beta-lactase during the pasteurisation process. Beta lactase absorbs more rapidly into the bloodstream, increasing demand for insulin, which, in combination with the extra strain on the pancreas (to produce the enzymes destroyed by pasteurisation, that are necessary to digest milk) could cause the already overburdened pancreas to fail.2 the presence of advanced glycation end products (AGEs)3 in pasteurised milk, which have also been linked to atheroschlerosis, aging and renal failure.
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