The Instigator
Stupidape
Pro (for)
The Contender
mr_6oorr
Con (against)

Drinking cow's milk is usually detrimental to human health.

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Started: 10/2/2016 Category: Health
Updated: 4 months ago Status: Debating Period
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Stupidape

Pro

Resolution:
Drinking cow's milk is usually detrimental to human health.


Bop:
Burden of proof will be upon the instigator.

Structure:
R1 Acceptance and definitions
R2 Arguments
R3 Rebuttals
R4 Defend your argument against opponent's round three rebuttal

Defintions

Cow

"cow 1 (kou)n.
1. The mature female of cattle of the genus Bos." [0]


Milk


"
1. A whitish liquid containing proteins, fats, lactose, and various vitamins and minerals that is produced by the mammary glands of all mature female mammals after they have given birth and serves as nourishment for their young." [1]



Thanks in advance for accepting.

Sources
0. http://www.thefreedictionary.com...
1. http://www.thefreedictionary.com...
mr_6oorr

Con

Dairy milk typically consists of carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. None of these are particularly harmful to humans. According to milkfacts.info, "milk is 87.7% water, 4.9% lactose (carbohydrate), 3.4% fat, 3.3% protein, and 0.7% minerals (referred to as ash)." Yes, milk is 88% water, and there is nothing else in milk that is specifically harmful.

The USDA claims that milk is prime source of potassium, calcium, and vitamin D. Each of these is very important for bone health. (webMD.com)
Debate Round No. 1
Stupidape

Pro

R2 Arguments
I. Intro
II. Point by point
A. Fat
B. Saturated fat
C. IGF-1
D. Cholesterol
E. Casein
F. Lactose
G. Bacteria endotoxins
III. Conclusion
IV. Sources

I. Intro

Milk is detrimental to human health for many reasons. Excess fat, saturated fat, IGF-1, cholesterol, casein, lactose, and bacteria endotoxins.


II. Point by point

A. Fat

Fat contains 9 calories per gram. Protein and carbohydrates contain 4 calories per gram. [0] Fat due to its high caloric content can lead to over eating and obesity. Obesity is a risk factor for cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Excess dietary fat can also lead to intramyocellular lipid buildup, which in turn can lead to insulin resistance.


B. Saturated fat


Saturated fat can increase blood viscosity forcing your heart to work harder and leading to lethargy. Furthermore, saturated fat can break down into the bad cholesterol, LDL, low density lipoprotein.

C. IGF-1


IGF-1, insulin like growth factor 1 increases risk for cancer by promoting cancer cell growth.


D. Cholesterol


Cholesterol is associated with degenerate disease.


E. Casein


Casein can cause an immune system response that destroys pancreas cells and leads to type I diabetes.


F. Lactose

Many people of the world are lactose intolerant.

G. Bacteria endotoxins

Both alive and dead bacteria release endotoxins which can cause an immune system response.


III. Conclusion

For many reasons, milk is detrimental to human health.

IV. Sources
0. http://www.mayoclinic.org...
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