We have always been told that cow’s milk is good for us but is it really? Did you know you could get and most likely do get what you would from cow’s milk from just fruits and veggies, no I am not pushing veganism but this is something we all need to be aware of.
The dairy industry has managed to create the biggest lie ever through the push of cow’s milk. As a matter of fact, there has even been research done on how detrimental cow’s milk can be to the human body. One study that came from researchers at Harvard and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics. They found it to actually cause obesity. This just one example of the many negative things you can find in regards to human consumption of cow’s milk.
Another study from 2014 published in the British Medical Journal actually followed over 100,000 people in Sweden over a period of thirty years. In this study, it was found that those who drank milk were more likely to die from heart disease and cancer. It was also noted that women who drank milk ended up suffering from more overall hip fractures and so forth. Interesting, isn’t it? Something that is supposed to help our bones isn’t really doing much for us at all in regards to benefits.
The results of this study go as follows:
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).
Despite popular belief milk in itself has never been proven to reduce fracture risks or anything of the sort. According to the Nurses’ Health Study, it actually increases the risk of fractures by up to 50 percent! Did you know that countries in which the lowest rates of dairy consumption actually have the lowest rates of things like osteoporosis? These are things we need to know.
Please check out the video below for more information on dairy and how it is pushed on the masses. There is a reason why so many people are what we consider to be ‘lactose intolerant.’ This substance is not ideal for consumption and besides, the idea in itself is disgusting when you think about it. Dairy clearly isn’t doing anything good for our health, why are we still drinking it?
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