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Patrick and I would like you to beware. Beware of what? Beware of this. This was in the Sun Sentinel and it has to do with little cards that are being distributed to children and parents just south of here in Hialeah. It has to do with people being discouraged from drinking milk. And guess who's distributing the cards? PETA, that's right, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Now why would they do that? Are we damaging the cows by drinking the milk? Let me tell you why.

PETA and these cards that they're distributing is basically telling people not to drink mik because they think we hurt the cows when we milk them, or because of the conditions that they're living in - that's one issue. But they're telling people on these cards and face to face that if you drink milk you'll get diabetes, you become obese, and you'll have increased infection rates.

Guess what? None of that is true. As a matter of fact, we should be drinking more milk because we don't get enough calcium in our diets and we're not taking calcium supplements, and that goes for our children too. What does that lead us to? Hypertension, osteoporosis and a whole host of other things.

So when it comes to these cards and PETA, forget it because you know what? That milk smile is it. Right Patrick?

And I'm Dr. David Vastola and that's life.

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