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how long does it take to digest milk

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
About 4 hours: Most food in our stomach moves down into the intestine in 3 to 6 hours. Foods that contain fat are digested slower than those @ carbohydrates. Milk ... Read More
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Dr. David Drewitz
27 years experience Gastroenterology
2 hours: Milk contains carbs, protein and fat. Each macronutrient empties from the stomach at a different rate. I'd expect a glass of milk to be through the ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Lippe
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Stomach to digest: The half life of a solid is about 4 hours the half life of liquids is less a big glass of milk should probably be out of your stomach in under four ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Milk varies in fat c: While nonfat milk does not have fat, it does contain another lipid, cholesterol. Cholesterol digestion is similar to fat digestion. Whole milk has abo ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
All proteins begin -: getting broken down in the mouth, but most it occurs in the stomach and 1st part of the Small bowel, due to ENZYMES in these areas. After that in the ... Read More
Dr. Audie Rolnick
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fairly quickly: can't give you exact time however whey protein is digested and absorbed fairly quickly
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janak Acharya
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
1-2h: For liquids it should take an 1 -2 hours to digest maximum.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to say: Your question is difficult to answer - many causes of headaches in the evenings, and i would not expect morning protein meal to have an effect. If you ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Doesn't help: Doesn't help digestion, but if you enjoy it there is no real risk unless you have esophageal reflux and gain weight.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: If you healthy it take about 41/2 hours to digest that cup of milk. http://www.rawfoodexplained.com/why-we-should-not-eat-animal-products/the-digestio ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
37 years experience Internal Medicine
You have: made the diagnosis so stay away from milk cheese and yogurts unless they are lactose free or use lactaid tablets or products
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
28 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: You should not assume your baby will be this way. In fact, if your baby is cow's milk sensitive/allergic, breastfeeding is the best way to go as long ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Lactose : I do not see a question here. But, it is very common to gave a lactose intolerance. Many scientists might even argue that milk is unnecessary for adul ... Read More
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