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Posted by: herman | 2004/11/19

milk and high protien diet

hello! Is milk bad for you? i can't seem to get a straight answer to this simple (or not so simple) question. We have been told by everone to drink milk for strong bones. But now it seem that milk is one of the leading causes of bad bones!! high protien diets and milk consumption causes asteoporosis ? Is there a straight answer?

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Dear Herman
Milk is certainly not bad for you unless you have lactose intolerance, in which case you can take yoghurt and fermented milk products.
Th International Osteoporosis Foundation published a position statement regarding the use of milk and milk products and it is accepted worldwide that dairy products are the cheapest, most effectiv way of ensuring an adequate daily intake of calcium.
Yes, too much protein (cheese, meat et.) can make you lose calcium in the urine and so can be bad for your bones.
Milk and milk products are valuable and usually well tolerated sources of natural calcium which can help to prevent osteoporosis. So, please drink your milk!

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Posted by: Marty | 2004/11/24

Milk contains a high amount of Calcium but it is not easily absorbed by humans but it is by no means BAD for your bones. It makes for a great source of protein, carbs, fat , Vitamine B etc.

Milk is thus never bad for you, you just might not tolerate it well (lactose intolerance) but thats about it. Its also a very cheap source of energy when compared to meat and eggs.

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