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Is animal milk healthy?
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Milk is unhealthy because it contains high amounts of saturated fat.

Saturated fat causes heart disease, high cholesterol, and obesity. Since milk contains high amounts of saturated fat, it is unhealthy.

The Argument

Saturated fat is a type of dietary fat that, for humans, is considered a “bad” type of fat. Dairy milk, especially whole milk, contains high levels of saturated fat, up to twenty per cent of the recommended daily allowance. Too much saturated fat can lead to serious health problems. Saturated fat at high levels can cause cholesterol to build up in your arteries, blocking blood flow and contributing to risk for heart disease and stroke. Saturated fats also contain a high density of calories per gram, which can lead to weight gain and possible health issues such as diabetes and heart disease.

Counter arguments

-Saturated fat can be avoided by drinking low fat milks such as one per cent. -If one does not drink too much, the saturated fat levels in milk will not cause health problems.



-P[1] Milk contains high levels of saturated fats. -P[2] High levels of saturated fats are unhealthy.

Rejecting the premises


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