Monday, June 29, 2009

The Milk Myth: What a Body Really Needs

Does milk really do a body good? It has never been necessary to drink milk to get your source of calcium if you have a diet with a wide variety of foods.

Young adults are not drinking enough milk, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior by researchers from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Well, at least that's according to the press release about the study, along with a few press reports on the matter. But according to lead author Nicole Larson, the focus on the study was on calcium.

Once again, we see the words "milk" and "calcium" used interchangeably in the popular press. Milk is a calcium source, but by no standard other than that of the National Dairy Council is it the best calcium source. Read more

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