Milk linked to earlier death, says research | Lifestyle.INQ


MANILA, Philippines—So drinking milk is not beneficial after all.

That is according to a research from the Uppsala University in Sweden, which claims that drinking milk does little to strengthen bones and can double the risk of an early death.

The research based on the report by British newspaper Daily Express showed that drinking three glasses of milk a day does not prevent broken bones and could even be linked to early death.

Researchers fear the effects of high levels of lactose and galactose found in milk are to blame. PHOTO PHOTO

The research found out that sugars found in milk could increase oxidative stress and chronic inflammation in the body–both of which are major causes of a host of killer and chronic diseases.

The research, however, said that further study is needed before any dietary changes would be recommended.

Researcher Karl Michaelsson was quoted in the report saying “Our results may question the validity of recommendations to consume high amounts of milk to prevent fragility fractures.”

“The findings merit independent replication before they can be used for dietary recommendations,” it added.

The research, which was published in the British Medical Journal, looked into the diets and lifestyles of groups of men and women over a number of years.

The study found out that in women, no reduction in fracture risk with higher milk consumption.

It showed that women who drank more than three glasses of milk a day had a higher risk of death than women who drank less than one glass a day.

Men, meanwhile, had a higher risk of death with higher milk consumption but the risk was lesser compared to women. Nestor Corrales


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