Potential link b/w milk intake and increased risk of fractures

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“We used two community based cohorts, the Swedish Mammography Cohort (25 26) and the Cohort of Swedish Men, (27) to analyze the association of milk consumption and mortality and fracture rates. 61,433 women in the Swedish Mammography Cohort with baseline data from 1987-90

A higher consumption of milk in women and men is not accompanied by a lower risk of fracture and instead may be associated with a higher rate of death. Consequently, there may be a link between the lactose and galactose content of milk and risk as suggested in our hypothesis, although causality needs be tested using experimental study designs. Our results may question the validity of recommendations to consume high amounts of milk to prevent fragility fractures. (3 71 72)”

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