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GASP! New study disclaims milk’s benefits




A recent study by Swedish researchers published in medical journal, BMJ, disputes the generally accepted belief that milk consumption can lead to overall bone health.
A recent study by Swedish researchers published in medical journal, BMJ, disputes the generally accepted belief that milk consumption can lead to overall bone health.
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A new study published in the medical journal BMJ wants people to rethink how much milk they should consume daily. Swedish researchers tracked over 100,000 Swedish men and women for over two decades and found that women who consumed three or more glasses of milk everyday significantly increased the risk of death and heart disease, versus those who drank less than a glass a day. As for men, drinking three or more glasses of milk increased their chances of death by 10 percent.

Furthermore, the study disputes the generally accepted belief that milk consumption can lead to overall bone health for women. The study found that the over-consumption of milk actually increased the likelihood of hip fractures by 16 percent.

Federal dietary guidelines recommend that everyone over the age of 8 to consume three cups of milk a day.

How is the study being received by the medical community? Would you change your milk consumption because of this study? Would the study have any impact on US milk consumption guidelines?

Guest:

Faye Flam, science writer who has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, and Forbes. She reported on the milk study published recently in the medical journal, BMJ for Forbes.