Washington: A new study has revealed that drinking just over two cups a day of milk and consuming total dairy, low-fat dairy products can help in curbing high blood pressure.
However, milk intake was not statistically significantly associated with risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and total mortality.
In addition to reviewing the role of dairy and heart health, international experts presented data evaluating the effects of dairy products and dairy fat on chronic disease risk factors, such as cholesterol biomarkers, body fat accumulation and weight gain.
New research about milk fat and associated fat-soluble nutrients in infant formula to benefit brain development and to enhance elderly nutrition suggest an untapped nutritional value of dairy food components.
Dr. Cindy Schweitzer, PhD, said that dairy's nutrient-rich package might have a positive impact on health, development and performance in more ways than previously expected.