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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Milk good for the heart

The medical establishment has held a prejudice against dairy products since the early days of the diet-heart hypothesis. But research announced today suggests that far from being harmful, consumption of milk is good for you and may even protect against heart disease.

The authors of the study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health conclude:

"The present perception of milk as harmful, in increasing cardiovascular risk, should be challenged, and every effort should be made to restore it to its rightful place in a healthy diet."

Let's recap. The diet-heart hypothesis claims that a diet rich in animal fat raises serum cholesterol which raises the risk of coronary heart disease. Yet those that drank the most milk had virtually the same cholesterol readings as those that drank the least. Something wrong here, but don't expect official dietary advice to change in the near future.


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