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Weighing The Benefits And Risks Of Drinking Raw Milk

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According to Michael Shutz, Ph.D., people who drink raw milk typically do it because of the differences in flavor and texture, which is contributed to butterfat levels in excess of 4 percent. However, there are risks. Pasteurization renders pathogenic bacteria harmless, while homogenization breaks down fat globules so that fat is evenly dispersed.