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March 2006 Issue

Can Milk Worsen the Congestion of Colds, Allergies or Asthma?

Q. Do milk and dairy products increase mucus production and aggravate congestion? Should I avoid them when I have a cold or allergy symptoms?
A. No. There’s no scientific basis for either the oft-heard notion or the advice, says a recent review of the research appearing in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.

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