Goat milk to raise platelet count?

Several doctors recommend goat milk to dengue patients to increase blood platelets. What’s in it that enhance their count? This is the subject of study of scientists at National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) here.

They are working on a project “Profiling of milk proteome in different species of farm animals and comparative evaluation of host defence proteins”, said Dr AK Srivastava, Director, NDRI. “It is yet to be determined which factors of goat milk are responsible for enhancing platelets. Soon, we will have evidence to prove goat milk is beneficial to dengue patients,” he told The Tribune.

A three-month experiment on rats showed goat milk significantly decreased triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), known as “bad” cholesterol, and increased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), known as “good” cholesterol, Srivastava said.

The research brought out that goat milk decreased cholesterol in liver and increased cholesterol excretion in faeces. read more…