A study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found that children who drank raw milk had a 41% reduced risk of developing asthma and were about half as likely to develop hay fever compared with those who consumed pasteurized milk. Researchers attributed the protective effects against asthma and allergies to whey proteins in the milk. However, researchers warned parents against giving children raw milk because it might pose "serious health risks due to harmful microorganisms," said Georg Loss, one of the researchers.

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