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Too much of a good thing? More than a glass of milk increases chance of death

Milk may be good for the bones, but its D-galactose content might accelerate ageing
Published 20-Nov-2014
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At the moment, after giving up smoking a healthy diet is one of the main factors in increasing your chances of living forever - so knowing what you should and shouldn't be eating is critical. But it's not easy keeping up with the guidelines as this research study shows.

This peer reviewed study in the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) shows often it’s not black and white between what foodstuffs are good for you and which ones aren't. It has long been believed that milk was good for your bones primarily due to its calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D. However, it also contains D-galactose which even at low doses produces damage similar to that of natural aging.

The results show that women drinking 3 or more glasses of milk a day had an adjusted mortality hazard ratio of 1.93 compared to those drinking less than one glass a day. Although this falls to 1.10 for men, I'll still be reducing my milk in take, just to be safe, especially as the main cause of excessive deaths was cardiovascular - the big killer for middle aged men.

How to live forever diet advice: Include one glass, but no more, of fresh milk in your daily diet.



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