Skip to comments.Dairy consumption does not elevate heart attack risk, study suggests
Posted on 05/18/2011 8:30:48 AM PDT by decimon
Analysis of dairy intake and heart attack risk found no statistically significant relation in thousands of Costa Rican adults. Dairy foods might not harm heart health, despite saturated fat content, because they contain other possibly protective nutrients, researchers say.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Dairy products can be high in harmful saturated fat but not necessarily in risk to the heart. A newly published analysis of thousands of adults in Costa Rica found that their levels of dairy consumption had nothing to do statistically with their risk of a heart attack.
Things like milk and cheese are very complex substances, said Stella Aslibekyan, a community health graduate student at Brown University and the lead author of the study, published in advance online May 4 in the journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. We looked at [heart attack risk and] dairy products in their entirety and then looked at separate components of those dairy products, including fats, and it turns out that the results are null. Perhaps the evidence is not there.
Rather than suggesting that the saturated fats in dairy products are harmless, Aslibekyan and co-author Ana Baylin, an adjunct assistant professor of community health at Brown, hypothesize that other nutrients in dairy products are protective against heart disease, for all but perhaps the highest dairy consumption quintile in their study. The potentially beneficial nutrients include calcium, vitamin D, potassium, magnesium and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).
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dairy is iffy esp the way they homogenize, pasturize and cook the hell out of it. raw milk is different.
I read an article about moms protesting DC (I think) over the raids of the Amish farmer and their loss of his raw milk. What caught my attention was one mom claiming that the raw milk reversed the tooth decay, saying she could feel her teeth getting better.
Like, seriously?? I’d give it shot!
I was raised on raw milk, love it!
Unpasteurized, grass-fed milk... yum!
Oh yeah, in Florida it can only be sold for agricultural use or pet food. So one must obtain a pet food license.
I got through college with my blenderized peanut-butter-hard-cooked-egg-chocolate+vanilla extract milkshakes. I’m here much longer than the experts predicted I would be. Seems like there’s a lot more to pathophys than the “one size fits all” worldview.
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