Is it possible for milk to form a plastic-like substance in the human stomach? Maybe casein?
Czarcasm’s thread looking for an iced coffee maker, (link), has reminded me of something…
Where I live, iced coffee is the most popular drink in town. The big brand is made of reconstituted milk, lots of sugar, and coffee.
A guy I used to work with told me the following story -
He drank about 6 of these coffees a day for nearly 4 years. That’s about 3.6 litres, or just under a gallon, a day. I have no problem believing that - I have got up to 3 litres a day myself. It’s a very addictive drink.
Anyway, he started getting stomach cramps, and one day they got so bad he passed out. An ambulance was called, he was taken to the hospital, x-rayed, and they pumped his stomach out. He swears the doc told him that the milk had solidified into hard lumps, ‘like plastic’, in his stomach. He was told to cut back to one iced coffee a day, and has had no more stomach problems.
At the time I just laughed, called it bull, and forgot about it. Years later, I was reading something that mentioned a plastic that could be produced from milk - casein. That made me wonder about my co-workers story. Could he have been telling the truth?
Does anyone know if it’s possible for milk to react in the stomach and start forming lumps of plastic? Has anyone here had this happen to them?