• Say cheese! Health risks from dairy, even full-fat, debunked in study

    By: Sarah Elsesser, Palm Beach Post

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    It’s time to break out some cheese and wine to celebrate a new study that debunks long-held rumors about dairy products.

    The study, published in the “European Journal of Epidemiology, states that consuming dairy products, including full-fat versions, “does not increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke,” according to The Guardian

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    It was believed that dairy products had been harmful because of their high amount of saturated fats, The Guardian reported. 

    However, an international team of experts argues the opposite and said those who cut dairy from their diet are doing more damage, according to The Guardian.

    People, especially young women, who don’t drink enough milk are at risk of damaging their bone development and getting conditions such as osteoporosis, or “brittle bones,” The Guardian reported. 

    Read more at The Guardian

    A view of Sargento cheese on display. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Food Network Magazine)

    Editor’s note: The research cited in this report was part-funded by three pro-dairy groups -- Global Dairy Platform, Dairy Research Institute and Dairy Australia -- but the groups had no influence over the research, according to The Guardian.

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