But in recent years, milk is viewed with suspicion.
Vegans shun milk and diary products.
A very large study involving 168 153 women and 49 602 men was published recently in British Medical Journal. The study found that whole milk intake is associated with increased risk of death from heart problems and from some cancers such as lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and prostate cancer.
Interestingly “Cheese and yogurt intake was NOT associated with increased risk of death”.
The risk was also less with “skimmed or low fat milk”.
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