New Study Shows That Just One Thing Can Cause Premature Death

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Why do humans still drink milk? Perhaps it’s because it’s pushed on us since childhood. We are told over and over and over how good milk is for us, especially women, and that we need milk. A new study done in Sweden, however, just blew all of these beliefs out of the water.

Western society has come to believe that milk is good for us and, because of pasteurization, it’s perfectly safe. Neither of these things are true, as you are about to find out.

A large scale study involving more than 61,000 women between the ages of 39 and 74 tracked their diets for more than 20 years. It also studied more than 45,000 men of similar ages for 11 years. The scientists were shocked to discover that the more milk people drank, they were more likely to have a bone fracture, or were more likely to die prematurely.

These increased risks were especially pronounced for the women, who are always being advised to drink milk to help avoid the bone fractures and breaks that frequently come from osteoporosis. Find out 10 signs you might have osteoporosis.

This study showed that women who drank three or more glasses of milk each day had almost double the risk of dying during this study period than women who stated that they drank only one glass of milk or less. Women who drank more milk also had a 16 percent higher risk of developing a bone fracture.

It’s interesting to note that women who ate cheese and yogurt did not have any changes to their risk of fracture or premature death, which makes some wonder if it is the inflammatory and oxidative effects of milk sugar that cause the problems with fractures and death, which would explain why milk products are not implicated, but at this time the reason why there is this disparity between pasteurized milk and milk products remains unknown.

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One Comment

  1. LYDIA

    Feb 26, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Why isn’t raw milk an option for vegans or people in large cities? And what are the risks of drinking raw milk?