WILLIAM S. HAUBRICH, M.D.
To the editor: It is important to be reminded (Ann Intern Med 84:286-289, 1976) that dietary milk in its various forms does not suppress or inhibit gastric-acid secretion. However, the data furnished by Ippoliti and colleagues might be misconstrued as implying that the ingestion of milk is somehow harmful to the patient with acid-peptic disease. The investigators made an unfortunate choice in the volume of the milk challenge (240 ml). This is at least twice the volume of milk usually used in an hourly feeding regimen (120 ml). The larger volume would be expected to provoke gastrin by the mechanism
HAUBRICH WS. Milk and Peptic Ulcer. Ann Intern Med. ;85:133–134. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-1-133_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(1):133-134.
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