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Drink Milk for Longevity

A 65 year long study has suggested that drinking dairy products may lower your risk of stroke.

Tracking the lives and the dairy intake of 4,374 children between 1948 and 2005, the researchers found that 1,468 of them had died, and 378 of those deaths were caused by coronary heart disease and 121 were due to stroke. The scientists claimed to find no compelling evidence that high intake of dairy products was associated with an increase risk of coronary heart disease or stroke deaths.

Not only did the study suggest that dairy rich diets in childhood do not contribute to heart problems later, they found that higher childhood calcium intake was associated with lower stroke mortality.


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