Milk drinkers break more bones than non-milk drinkers and at risk for some cancers

Milk drinkers break more bones than non-milk drinkers and at risk for some cancers

Calcium, in excess, appears to increase the risk of some cancers, believe it or not. Milk certainly has plenty of it--about 300 milligrams per cup. Until recently, this was assumed to be an advantage. New research, however, has changed our view of calcium. First, while calcium is needed in the diet, large studies show that people with high calcium intakes do not seem to gain any benefit for their bones, compared to those with more moderate intakes. In fact, in some large studies--notably the Nurses' Health Study in 1997 at Harvard University--milk drinkers actually broke more bones than people who generally avoid dairy.

Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer, Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine.

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