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Dairy Products May Not Be Bad for You, After All Dairy Products May Not Be Bad for You, After All

Dairy Products May Not Be Bad for You, After All

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For patients who need to reduce calories and fat for health purposes, dairy is often toward the top of the list. Switching to skim milk and low-fat cheese can help trim waists and reduce health risks, but some don’t like the taste of low-calorie products. As a result, people may be consuming less dairy and therefore not enjoying the health benefits its calcium brings.

A new study may move consumers back toward regular dairy. Published in the European Journal of Epidemiology, the study revealed that dairy consumption doesn’t increase a person’s risk of heart attack or stroke, even when someone chooses the full-fat versions of dairy products. The study specifically addresses the popular misconception that dairy products are unhealthy and should be avoided.

The concerns about dairy products are rooted in worries about saturated fats, which are believed to increase a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease. The study only looked at dairy products in connection with those risks, but it found no link between dairy consumption and mortality rates or cardiovascular disease. The team added that they believe fermented dairy products could lower the risk of heart attack or stroke.

Other experts have expressed doubts about the findings, stating that consumers should still monitor their saturated fat intake. However, reducing dairy consumption could hamper bone development.

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Stephanie Faris

Stephanie is a freelance writer and novelist whose work has appeared on NYPost.com, PSMag.com, the Intuit Small Business Blog, and many others. She is the Simon & Schuster author of 8 children's books, including the Piper Morgan chapter book series, 25 Roses, and 30 Days of No Gossip.

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