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High Milk Intake Potentially Dangerous

Written by: Communicator StaffNovember 01, 2014

Sean Godfroy

Swedish scientists conducted a massive 23 year project where they followed men and girls to determine the effects of milk in their diet. Contrary to popular belief, no evidence was found to indicate that high milk intake reduced the drinkers’ chances of bone fractures. In fact, those that drank three glasses a day regularly suffered from greater risk of bone fractures. Additionally, subjects had greatly increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death by cancer. Biologically speaking, humans are perhaps the only mammal to continue drinking milk into adulthood and this is a relatively modern occurrence. Evidence indicates that these trends are not consistent with other dairy products like yogurt or cheese, leading to debate about what component of milk has these effects.