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    Milk and respiratory problems. Why is the myth persisting over the facts? The power of information
    • Laura Moreno-Galarraga, Paediatrician Department of Pediatrics, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra. IdisNa; Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Navarra.
    • Other Contributors:
      • Miguel Angel Martínez-González, Preventive Medicine
      • Diego M Peñafiel Freire, Paediatrician
      • Elsie M Taveras, Paediatrician

    Authors (full names and academics degrees)
    • Laura Moreno-Galarraga1 MD PhD
    • Miguel Ángel Martínez-González2 MD PhD MPH
    • Diego Mauricio Peñafiel Freire3 MD
    • Elsie M Taveras4 MD MPH

    Affiliations
    1) Department of Pediatrics, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra. IdisNa; Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Navarra, Health Research Institute of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
    2) Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Navarra Pamplona, Spain. Dpt. Nutrition, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA. CIBER Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain.
    3) Department of Pediatrics, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
    4) Division of General Academic Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Boston, MA; Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA.

    Dear Editor;

    We have read the article about myths, milk and mucus, and we couldn’t agree more.1 We have observed the prevalence of the same myth and the same concern that many parents are limiting their child’s consumption of dairy products or replacing milk with vegetable drinks, despite the current recommendations.2

    We conducted a study in 169 school-age children in Spain and we did not find any association between dairy products consumption (milk, cheese or yo...

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    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.