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Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 20:40:46 -0700 (PDT)
From: Doug Skrecky <>
Subject: would a little milk help cryonics?

  Koo MW.
  Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of medicine, University of Hong Kong.
  The effects of milk and calcium on ethanol-induced gastric mucosal damage.
  Pharmacological Research.  29(3):217-24, 1994 Apr.
  The effect of milk or calcium in the prevention and treatment of
  ethanol-induced gastric mucosal damage in rats was examined. Thirty per cent
  ethanol induced gastric lesions and increased the gastric luminal calcium
  content. Milk pretreatment reduced ethanol-induced mucosal damage. Calcium
  administered at a concentration equivalent to that found in milk (1.28 mg
  ml-1) and ten times higher (12.8 mg ml-1) produced similar protective effect
  in a dose dependent manner. No protective action was observed in rats
  pretreated with protein (casein) or phosphate buffer solution, which are of
  the same concentration or buffering capacity as found in the milk sample,
  respectively. Rats with ethanol-induced gastric lesions healed more quickly
  when they were treated with milk or calcium (at 1.28 and 12.8 mg ml-1
  respectively). The concentration of calcium employed in this study did not
  stimulate acid secretion. It is concluded that milk could be beneficial to
  the healing of gastric mucosal lesions and this may be due to the
  membrane stabilization and to cellular
  restitution by calcium in milk.

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