Few Save Our Bones articles have caused more controversy. Not to mention over one thousand comments full of rich debate. So which article am I speaking of? It’s ‘Debunking the Milk Myth: Why Milk is Bad for Your and Your Bones’.
Much of the debate in the comments section of the article centers around those who agree with me and those who can’t possibly believe that milk is bad for bones. After all, they’ve been conditioned by advertising, the media, and doctors to believe that milk “does a body good”.
However, a new, short yet straight-to-the point article might help change their minds.
Posted on The Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine (PCRM) website, under the “Breaking Medical News” category, the article1 titled “Dairy Products Do Not Promote Bone Health”, states that:
“Dairy products and calcium do not prevent stress fractures, according to a new study published in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.”2
This stunning conclusion – at least to the medical establishment – was reached after researchers tracked the diets, physical activity, and stress fractures of adolescent girls for seven years. They also found that…
Dairy Actually Harms Bones
Even when the study subjects exercised over one hour each day, those who got their calcium mostly from dairy products had
“…more than double the risk of a stress fracture, compared with those getting less calcium.”1
Considering that most doctors urge their osteoporotic patients to drink lots of milk – I know that’s what my doctor did when I was diagnosed with osteoporosis – the above statement can literally shatter the milk myth.
Vitamin D Takes the Spotlight
The same study also found that:
“Girls getting the most vitamin D had half the risk of a fracture, compared with girls getting less vitamin D.”1
If you haven’t yet, read this to catch up on the latest Vitamin D information.
As time goes by and scientific evidence against the wisdom of drinking milk keeps piling up, the day will come when doctors will tell their patients: “Don’t Drink Milk!”
Fortunately, you already know.
Till next time,
2 Sonneville DR, Gordon CM, Kocher MS, Pierce LM, Ramappa A, Field AE. “Vitamin D, Calcium, and Dairy Intakes and Stress Fractures Among Female Adolescents.” Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. March 5, 2012.