Who ever made the comment about type 1 diabetes, Mark Bittman, or the composer of this article "Is milk bad for you?" you made a pretty serious typo in the second paragraph, there is no way that milk can cause type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is caused by genetics generally before the age of 30 years. You need to be more thourough and know what you are talking about if you are going to write about health issues!! Get it together. Also, it sounds as if your (Mark) own genetics aren't designed to handle milk, too bad for you, I've been drinking milk my entire life, my total cholesterol is below 120, I don't have acid reflux desease and the only bone I've seriously broken is my nose in a hockey game.