Document Type

Honors Thesis


In today's society many people are making the move to become vegan and/or dairy free. According to the US National Library of Medicine, approximately 65% of the human population has a reduced ability to digest lactose. The rise in veganism and an increasing awareness of lactose intolerance have combined to create a non-dairy movement. This paper will address reasons people choose to cut milk out of their diet or not, and will investigate the effects and benefits of milk.

Many articles show milk to be very beneficial to the diet. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition believes that many vitamins, minerals, and acids found in milk are best absorbed through drinking animal milk. Many people cut milk out of their diet for different reasons. This paper will research what other scholars have found in terms of the sociological and health aspects of milk consumption. It will also share the results of research conducted through social media to find out the consumers perception of milk.

This research investigates why consumers choose not to drink milk, and the understanding about what is in milk. Although supplementation is possible, it must be done with an understanding of nutritional requirements.

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