Dairy health risks de­bunked

Dairy News Australia - - OPINION -

The push to­wards nondairy ‘milk’ sub­sti­tutes and other prod­ucts, all in the name of bet­ter health, has been dealt a blow, with a new in­de­pen­dent study find­ing no links be­tween dairy and milk and all­cause mor­tal­ity, coro­nary heart dis­ease or car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease.

The Eu­ro­pean Jour­nal of Epi­demi­ol­ogy con­ducted a large-scale re­view of 29 pre­vi­ously pub­lished stud­ies, by sci­en­tists in the UK, Den­mark and the Nether­lands, look­ing at the di­ets of 938,465 par­tic­i­pants over the last 35 years, 93,158 of whom had died.

Their health was un­af­fected by dairy in­take, whether high or low fat. So while diet may still be con­sid­ered one of the most im­por­tant fac­tors in de­ter­min­ing good health, the sci­ence is clear there’s no need to give up the ched­dar.

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