Dr. Weeks’ Comment: Milk and dairy products may be delicious but they are unhealthy. The reason the dairy industry spends so many billions in advertisements is because people are getting smart and realizing that milk is hurting the. I wrote about this almost 20 years ago HERE and HERE and now the British Medical Journal tells is that milk increases fracture rate and increases all cause death.
“…High milk intake was associated with higher mortality in one cohort of women and in another cohort of men, and with higher fracture incidence in women...”
Part of how milk hurts is is that it is very inflammatory and increases mucus and lesses blood oxygenation. Anti-inflammatory seed oils fix all that and the omega 6 fatty acids in seed oils actually bring oxygen into the cells!
Blacks, Asians and Native Americans all have very high rates of inability to digest and absorb dairy (milk cheese ice cream) so in these populations, the carton of milk given my the public school district at breakfast and lunch is toxic – it interferes with the ability to study and retain knowledge, lessens cognition, lowers attention and diminishes concentration.
So, listen to Bob Newhart the great comedian in the 1970s as he urges us to: “JUST STOP IT!” (Yes.. do click on this link – hilarious and wise!)
Milk intake and risk of mortality and fractures in women and men: cohort studies
BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6015 (Published 28 October 2014) BMJ 2014;349:g6015 Author: Karl Michaëlsson, professor et al
Objective To examine whether high milk consumption is associated with mortality and fractures in women and men.
Participants Two large Swedish cohorts, one with 61 433 women (39-74 years at baseline 1987-90) and one with 45 339 men (45-79 years at baseline 1997), were administered food frequency questionnaires. The women responded to a second food frequency questionnaire in 1997.
Results During a mean follow-up of 20.1 years, 15 541 women died and 17 252 had a fracture, of whom 4259 had a hip fracture. In the male cohort with a mean follow-up of 11.2 years, 10 112 men died and 5066 had a fracture, with 1166 hip fracture cases. In women the adjusted mortality hazard ratio for three or more glasses of milk a day compared with less than one glass a day was 1.93 (95% confidence interval 1.80 to 2.06). For every glass of milk, the adjusted hazard ratio of all cause mortality was 1.15 (1.13 to 1.17) in women and 1.03 (1.01 to 1.04) in men. For every glass of milk in women no reduction was observed in fracture risk with higher milk consumption for any fracture (1.02, 1.00 to 1.04) or for hip fracture (1.09, 1.05 to 1.13). The corresponding adjusted hazard ratios in men were 1.01 (0.99 to 1.03) and 1.03 (0.99 to 1.07). In subsamples of two additional cohorts, one in males and one in females, a positive association was seen between milk intake and both urine 8-iso-PGF2α (a biomarker of oxidative stress) and serum interleukin 6 (a main inflammatory biomarker).
Conclusions High milk intake was associated with higher mortality in one cohort of women and in another cohort of men, and with higher fracture incidence in women. Given the observational study designs with the inherent possibility of residual confounding and reverse causation phenomena, a cautious interpretation of the results is recommended.