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1537: Dairy is good for you

This paper is summarised from a British Society of Animal Science Animal Brief: Is dairy good for you? The brief has been prepared by Professor Ian Givens, University of Reading

Year of Publication2012

There is no evidence that high consumers of milk and dairy products are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease than those who eat low amounts. Compared with the 20% of people who ate little or no dairy, the 20% who had the highest intake of dairy products had a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease: the reduced risk was equivalent to about 8% for coronary heart disease, 20% for ischaemic stroke and 15% for diabetes. Also one study has shown a lower level of cholesterol in consumers who ate cheese. And higher milk consumers tend to have lower blood pressure than those who drink less milk

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