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The Nutritive Value of Pasteurized Milk

Nature volume 140, pages 389391 (04 September 1937) | Download Citation



MUCH controversy has arisen over the question whether the bulk of milk sold in Great Britain should be pasteurized or not. There is no doubt that many epidemics have been caused by the consumption of raw milk, which there is presumptive evidence would not have taken place if the infecting bacteria had been destroyed by pasteurization before the milk reached the consumer. On the other hand, experimental evidence has been brought forward to show that the nutritive value of milk is impaired by pasteurization, although in other experiments no significant change in nutritive value could be demonstrated.

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