Milk consumption and human health
Monarov, E.Dj. (Medicinski fakultet, Novi Sad (Yugoslavia). Institut za zastitu zdravlja) | Sokolova-Djokic, Lj.G. | Mitic, I.M.
The composition of mammalian milk is unique for each species and proved to be adapted to the demands of the growing offspring. Milks of various species contain a number of hormones of non-peptide and peptide character as well as several hormonally active peptides. Mammalian milk in particular contain many substances that can meet the nutritional demands of the growing body, deliver micronutrients which serve as mediators for growth and differentiation of tissues and organs, and multiple other factors that enhance defense against foreign antigens and infectious agents. Milk delivers hormones, enzymes and highly specialized sugars which are bioactive and of physiological importance.Show more [+] Less [-]