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TweetDecember 29, 2011, Reuters
Older Icelandic men who remember chugging a lot of milk in their teens are three times as likely to be diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer as more-moderate milk drinkers, researchers have found.
That makes them wonder whether the years around puberty, during which the prostate matures, could be a time of heightened vulnerability for the gland.
“We believe that our data are indeed solid and provide important evidence for the role of adolescence as a ‘sensitive period’ for prostate cancer development,” Johanna Torfadottir, a nutrition scientist and a graduate …
TweetSeptember 11, 2011 Pitssburgh Post-Gazette
For decades Americans have heard the media splash about milk building strong bodies and bones.
Since 1993, ads featuring famous people sporting milk mustaches have bolstered that message, with school programs required to serve milk.
But has that message gone sour?
Mounting research and several anti-milk documentaries and books, including a best-seller for six years, blame milk for chronic ailments plaguing America, while criticizing the American Dairy Association and U.S. Department of Agriculture for hyping milk without addressing its detriments.
“Dairy is one of the most unhealthy foods,” said T. …
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TweetLos Angeles Times, Chris Woolston, July 12, 2010
Uncertainty about milk aside, the USDA’s recommendations are clear-cut.
In 2005, the agency in charge of the food pyramid started recommending three cups of dairy products a day for anyone over 8, a full cup more than before. By the USDA’s standards, one cup of yogurt, one and a half ounces of hard cheese, one-third cup of shredded cheese or two cups of cottage cheese counts as a cup of dairy. So, of course, does a cup of milk.
The USDA actively promotes dairy products …