Jan 20

Study: Milk Intake Associated with Increased Mortality and Bone Fractures

A 2014 study of over 100,000 people published in the British Medical Journal – unsurprisingly ignored by much of the mainstream media milk– found that high milk intake is associated with increased morality rates, as well as increased bone fracture rates.

The objective of the study, according to its abstract, was to “examine whether high milk consumption is associated with mortality and fractures in women and men.”

For the study, participants completed food frequency questionnaires over the course of an average of 20.1 years. “Multivariable survival models were applied to determine the association between milk consumption and time to mortality or fracture.”

Researchers found that; High milk intake was associated with higher mortality in one cohort of women and in another cohort of men, and with higher fracture incidence in women”, and note that; “Given the observational study designs with the inherent possibility of residual confounding and reverse causation phenomena, a cautious interpretation of the results is recommended.”

The full study can be found here.


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