Risks Associated with Dairy Consumption


To help understand the negative effects of dairy consumption by providing a list of studies and reports that show increased risks associated with consuming dairy and its derivatives.

Early Findings

Studies and Research Papers

  • Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine published a report titled "Health Concerns about Dairy Products." The report details the potential health risks of dairy products. The study presents scientific evidence to show that dairy products are associated with certain health problems. These include osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases resulting from fat content, diabetes, health concerns in children, and prostate, breast, and ovarian cancers. The report also asserts that dairy products contain contaminants that are harmful to the human body.
  • Another study published in 2014, "Milk consumption during teenage years and risk of hip fractures in older adults" provides scientific proof that increased consumption of milk in male teenagers resulted in more bone fractures when they became adults. It states that "each additional glass of milk per day during teenage years was associated with a significant 9% higher risk of hip fracture in men."

Reports and Articles

  • An article published in 2018 by the Center for Nutrition Studies detailed the numerous adverse effects of dairy. It revealed that "women consuming more than 3 glasses of milk a day had almost twice the mortality over 20 years compared to those women consuming less than one glass a day". It also confirmed that people who consumed milk often did not have better bone health than others who did not. Other effects listed include multiple sclerosis, inflammation, and increased cholesterol levels.
  • Medical News Today in 2019 published an article that confirmed that dairy products contain saturated fats which lead to high cholesterol levels and heart diseases. Another article from the same source states that milk consumption can trigger allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities.
  • Healthline in 2019 linked dairy consumption to allergies and intolerances. However, it questioned the role of dairy in causing heart diseases. Another article from the same source associated with milk consumption with acne and other skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea.

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