Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

New Research Shows Eating More Dairy Lowers Your Risk Of Heart Disease

New Research Shows Eating More Dairy Lowers Your Risk Of Heart Disease

The effect of dairy on cardiovascular health should therefore consider the net effect on health outcomes of all these elements.

They were a quarter less likely to suffer serious heart disease and less than half as likely to suffer a stroke.

This is based on research that has shown saturated fats found in whole-fat products raises your LDL cholesterol, a marker of heart disease. She is an investigator of nutrition epidemiology with McMaster University's Population Health Research Institute in Hamilton, Ontario.

"Current global healthy eating guidelines suggest that people should eat between two and four portions of fat-free or low-fat dairy products such as skimmed milk each day and limit whole fat dairy intake to prevent heart disease".

A serving was determined as being equivalent to a glass of milk, a cup of yoghurt, one 15 gram slice of cheese, or a teaspoon of butter. Dehghan confirmed that the research did not receive funding from the food industry.

That said, the doctors added, the study "is not the ultimate seal of approval for recommending whole-fat dairy over its low-fat or skimmed counterparts".

"We know in general getting more saturated fat raises your LDL cholesterol, and that's the number one risk factor for heart disease, especially in the United States", Carson said.

'Dairy can be an essential component of a healthy and balanced diet as they care a good sources of calcium, protein, and vitamins A and D'. "We are suggesting the net effect of dairy intake on health outcome is more important than looking exclusively at one single nutrient".

Dietary intakes were recorded at the start of the study, and the participants were followed up for an average of 9.1 years.

The volunteers were divided into four categories: those who ate over two servings of dairy per day; one to two; one; and no dairy. South Asia, Southeast Asia, China and Africa all had less than one serving per day, on average.


Among those who consumed only whole-fat dairy, higher intake (mean intake of 2.9 servings of whole fat dairy per day) was associated with lower rates of total mortality and major cardiovascular disease, compared to those who consumed less than 0.5 servings whole-fat dairy per day.

With heart disease looming as the leading cause of death in India, reports of the potential benefits of dairy for cardiovascular health may come as good news for India's dairy eaters.

The researchers who conducted the latest study concluded that the consumption of dairy should not be discouraged - and should perhaps be encouraged in low-income and middle-income countries where dairy consumption is low.

There is a new study finding that says dairy may reduce the risk for heart disease.

Carson noted that dairy products contain potassium and magnesium, minerals linked to lower blood pressure.

That finding means that vilifying complete-corpulent dairy exclusively thanks to its larger saturated corpulent reveal - even when heaps of research does link saturated corpulent to coronary heart disease - would possibly perchance nearly definitely also now not snatch the complete image, Dehghan says. "The heart is a muscle".

That said, people should stick to low-fat dairy, she advised. "There are no harms in consuming whole-fat dairy".

"I know some of those people just give up milk then". "Maybe that's not the best thing to do". Dehghan said in a statement, "We do not encourage people who have six to seven servings a day to increase their consumption". "Three servings is moderate consumption, and moderate consumption is beneficial".

The study was published online September 11 in The Lancet.

"Dairy products don't need to be excluded from the diet to prevent heart and circulatory diseases and are already part of the eatwell guide, which is the basis for our healthy eating recommendations in the UK".

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