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A new study shows that choosing between high-fat and low-fat dairy products can make a difference for breast cancer survival. Candyce Kroenke, ScD, MPH, from Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California reports that their study is the first to show the association between these factors and breast cancer mortality. The observational study published recently in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute showed that a high-fat dairy intake of at least half a serving daily increased the risk of dying from the disease breast cancer while consuming low-fat dairy did not affect recurrence or survival. Previous studies have shown that dairy […]

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Dairy Products and Bone Health

Researchers have found that there are only selected dairy products such as milk and yogurt that may be associated with higher bone mineral density (BMD) but only in the hip area (exclusive of the spine). Cream and other forms, such as ice cream may be associated with lower BMD because of their low nutrient level and high fat and sugar content. The findings by lead author Shivani Sahni, Ph.D., were published in the journal Archives of Osteoporosis. The research, completed by more than 3,000 participants from Framingham Offspring study, involved a food frequency questionnaire about dairy product consumption which was […]

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No Weight Loss with Dairy Products

Nutrition researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston reveal that although adding dairy products to a healthy diet has its benefits, significant weight loss is not one of them. Dr. Frank Hu and his colleagues conducted a review of 29 studies which investigated the weight loss effects of adding dairy products such as milk and yogurt to their regular or reduced-calorie diet. More than 2,000 participants were involved in a various studies where one to six servings were added to their diet daily. The diet interventions lasted between one to 24 months. Although some research suggests that […]

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