Massey University Launches Study on the Health Benefits of Raw Milk

Massey University is inviting families to take part in a study examining whether the consumption of raw milk is associated with a lower risk of allergies and asthma. These conditions have increased in the last few decades and asthma prevalence in New Zealand (and other English-speaking countries) is amongst the highest in the world.

Studies in farmers’ children have indicated that raw milk may protect against allergies and asthma. This study will assess the effects of raw milk on allergies and asthma in non-farming families who have different exposures to farming families. To do this, we would like to talk to families where at least one family member regularly consumes raw milk, and families who have never consumed it as a comparison group. This study will provide important new knowledge with the potential to lead to innovative and safe approaches to reducing allergies and asthma.

To find out more, click here or take part in the study, contact h.ali@massey.ac.nz. 

 

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