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Dec 13 2015

Milk intake and risk of mortality and fractures in women and men: cohort studies

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A diet rich in milk products is promoted to reduce the likelihood of osteoporotic fractures. Milk contains 18 of 22 essential nutrients, including calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D of especial importance for the skeleton. Intestinal uptake of these nutrients is enhanced by the enzymatic capacity to digest lactose into D-glucose and D-galactose by mutation in the lactase gene, a variant common in those with northern European ancestry.1 2 An intake of dairy foods corresponding to three or four glasses of milk a day has been suggested to save at least 20% of healthcare costs related to osteoporosis.

 

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Magnesium Health Institute comments: Too high calcium/magnesium ratio is associated with significant high risk on diseases like cardio vascular disorders and stroke, diabetes type 2 and osteoporosis.

Read more in 'Rising Ca:Mg intake ratio from food in USA Adults: a concern?'

 



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