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  2. Nov 19, 2013

Milk Products Do Not Protect Bones

Drinking milk as a teenager does not prevent hip fractures later in life, according to a new Harvard study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers analyzed diet and hip fracture risk for 35,349 men aged 50 years and older from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. Participants who consumed dairy products, including low-fat, skim, and whole milk and cheese products, had a 9 percent increased risk for hip fractures later in life from each additional serving beyond one serving consumed per day as a teen.

References

  1. Feskanich D, Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Frazier L, Willett WE. Milk consumption during teenage years and risk of hip fractures in older adults. JAMA Pediatr. Published online November 18, 2013.

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