Milk has for some time been known to help promote better wellbeing. What’s more, a recent study adds to the long list of its medical advantages saying it could help decrease the risk of different chronic ailments.
Milk and other dairy items can help meet the nutritional requirements of the body. Packed with different supplements, the food group supports a proper progression of protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, nutrient A, riboflavin and pantothenic corrosive in the body.
An international joint effort of researchers from colleges in Europe and the U.S. investigated 14 studies and reports conducted worldwide to understand the role of dairy items in health. The findings, published in the diary Advances in Nutrition affirm numerous medical advantages of the food while debunking some in the meantime.
To those trying to avoid cancer, which is almost everyone, moderate consumption of milk and dairy products appeared effective to reduce the chances of developing colorectal cancer and bladder cancer. However, they have no effect on prostate cancer.
Cardiometabolic risk or the chances of having damaged heart and blood vessels was found low in people who consumed dairy products with phytosterols and omega-3 fatty acids.
However, the study found no evidence to support some claims about the health benefits of milk. The researchers said even higher intake of dairy products did not help reduce osteoporotic fracture or hip fracture risk as well as inflammation on overweight or obese people.
The researchers mainly aimed to understand how milk and other related products work to prevent chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, colon cancer, bladder cancer and type 2 diabetes. They also looked into their effects on growth, bones, muscle mass and pregnancy.
The study comes amid the declining intake of healthy dairy products in some regions. Populations in many countries have been taking milk and related food below recommended levels, the researchers said.
The team linked the decline to the growing concern about the health benefits of milk and dairy products, with some communities starting to question the products.