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You know it like the Pledge of Allegiance:
Milk helps build
strong teeth and bones.
But does it really? Or, as nutrition researchers from Harvard and
Cornell Universities are radically suggesting: Have we all been duped
by the dairy industry's slick, celebrity-driven "Got milk?"
Milk, the sacred cow of the American diet, is under attack, and not
just by animal-rights activists. Though federal dietary guidelines and
most mainstream nutrition experts recommend that people age 9 or older
drink three glasses of milk a day, researchers are examining the role
of dairy in our every day health.
The debate centers on whether milk is really the best�or even a
But researchers Walter Willett, chairman of the department of
nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, and T. Colin
Campbell, professor emeritus of nutritional biochemistry at Cornell
University, said there is little evidence that shows boosting your
calcium intake to the currently recommended levels will prevent
Willett, who coauthored "The Nurses' Health Studies," found that women
with the highest calcium consumption from dairy products actually had
substantially more fractures than women who drank less milk.
Campbell, who like Willett comes from a dairy-farming family, found
the same thing after spending several decades surveying health-related
effects of a plant-based diet and death rates from cancer in Asian
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