People who eat the most dairy products, and drink the most milk, have lower cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and 13% lower overall death rates.
Women also have 15% lower breast cancer rates.
Women, who drink the most skim and non-fat milk, also have about half, 54%, as much PMS.
If you cannot digest cows' milk then you might still be able to digest yoghurt or cheese.
Or, goats' milk.
META-ANALYSES OF 300,000 TO 400,000 PEOPLE
SHOW THAT PEOPLE WITH THE HIGHEST DAIRY CONSUMPTION HAVE A 13% LOWER OVERALL DEATH RATE
AND 21% FEWER STROKES
The Consumption of Milk and Dairy Foods and the Incidence of Vascular Disease and Diabetes: An Overview of the Evidence
Peter C. Elwood, Janet E. Pickering, D. Ian Givens, and John E. Gallacher
Lipids. Oct 2010; 45(10): 925–939.
From Their Abstract:
“Meta-analyses suggest a reduction in risk in the subjects with the highest dairy consumption relative to those with the lowest intake:
0.87 (0.77, 0.98) for all-cause deaths,
0.92 (0.80, 0.99) for ischaemic heart disease,
0.79 (0.68, 0.91) for stroke
and 0.85 (0.75, 0.96) for incident diabetes.”
META-ANALYSES OF MORE THAN 1 MILLION WOMEN
SHOW THAT WOMEN WITH THE HIGHEST TOTAL DAIRY INTAKE HAVE 15% LESS BREAST CANCER
Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 May;127(1):23-31. doi: 10.1007/s10549-011-1467-5. Epub 2011 Mar 27.
Dairy consumption and risk of breast cancer: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.
Dong JY1, Zhang L, He K, Qin LQ.
From Their Abstract:
"We identified 18 prospective cohort studies eligible for analysis, involving 24,187 cases and 1,063,471 participants.
The summary relative risk of breast cancer for the highest intake of total dairy food compared with the lowest was 0.85 (95% confidence interval: 0.76-0.95), with evidence of heterogeneity (P = 0.01, I (2) = 54.5%)."
"For milk consumption, the summary relative risk was 0.91 (95% confidence interval: 0.80-1.02), and substantial heterogeneity was observed (P = 0.003, I (2) = 59.7%)."
STUDY OF 2000 WOMEN
SHOWS THAT WOMEN WHO DRINK THE MOST SKIM OR LOW-FAT MILK HAVE 54% AS MUCH PMS AS WOMEN WHO DRINK THE LEAST
Calcium and Vitamin D Intake and Risk of Incident Premenstrual Syndrome
Arch Intern Med. 2005;165:1246-1252
PMS affects up to 85% to 90% of women.
And, some women, “experience symptoms that meet the clinical definition of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), a disorder characterized by moderate to severe symptoms that substantially interfere with normal life activities and interpersonal relationships.”
The Study involved 1057 women who developed PMS over 10 years of follow-up and 1968 women reporting no diagnosis of PMS.
RESULTS: (Table 3).
“Participants consuming 4 servings or more per day of any type of milk had an RR of 0.68 compared with those reporting 1 serving or less per week.”
“Whole milk intake was associated with a modest increase in risk, while women who frequently consumed skim or low-fat milk had a significantly lower risk of developing PMS; the RR for women consuming 4 servings or more per day of skim or low-fat milk compared with those reporting 1 serving or less per week was 0.54.”
“The relationship between milk intake and risk of PMS did not vary by level of calcium or vitamin D supplementation.”
VEGANS ALSO HAVE A 30% HIGHER BONE FRACTURE RATE THAN VEGETARIANS, FISH EATERS AND MEAT EATERS
Comparative fracture risk in vegetarians and nonvegetarians in EPIC-Oxford.
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2007 December;61(12):1400-6. Epub 2007 Feb 7.
Appleby P, Roddam A, Allen N, Key T.
Source: Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
The study, in the United Kingdom, involved 7947 men and 26,749 women aged 20-89 years.
19,249 meat eaters, 4901 fish eaters, 9420 vegetarians and 1126 vegans.
Compared with meat eaters, fracture incidence ratios were 1.01 for fish eaters, 1.00 for vegetarians and 1.30 for vegans.