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A 32-year-old male asked:

if i have had diarrhea for 7 days after drinking raw milk, are there long term health consequences i should watch out for?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Oh my, YES!: Raw milk can harbor dangerous microorganisms (such as Salmonella, E. coli, & Listeria) that can pose serious health risks. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) report unpasteurized milk is 150 times more likely to cause foodborne illness & result in 13 times more hospitalizations than illnesses involving pasteurized dairy products. No loss of nutrition with Pasteurization--why chance it!

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