In the medical journal Pediatrics new research has found little evidence that children need a milk-heavy diet to build strong bones.
The authors analyzed findings from 27 studies focused on diet and bone health in children and young adults. According to the authors, only nine of those studies found a relationship between calcium intake and bone health, and the effects were small.
The study co-author Amy Lanou, nutrition director for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine said, she recommends non-animal sources of calcium instead, such as dark greens, tofu, nuts and seeds. Getting more calcium from dairy products simply isn’t necessary, she said.
Instead, she suggests that parents look at other ways to promote the growth of strong bones. “The best option is to get your kids outside playing, getting some exercise and some sunshine, and make sure they have an overall healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes.”
When it comes to its role in forming and maintaining strong bones, “the data for calcium is quite weak, as compared to looking at vitamin K and vitamin D,” Susan Brown, director of the Osteoporosis Education Project, told the Syracuse, N.Y., Post-Standard. She believes many Americans overestimate the amount of calcium they need to incorporate into their daily diet.
Dr. Keith & Laurie Nemec comments on Milk is NOT Necessary for Strong Bones:
This research states it clearly that there is little evidence that milk is necessary to build strong bones.
The lead researchers recommend non-animal sources of calcium which include dark greens, nuts and seeds. This includes kale, collard greens, broccoli, dandelion, spinach, almonds, and sesame seeds.
Why do people want to drink dead, cooked (Pasturized/enzymeless), antibiotic filled, hormone filled, and pesticide filled liquid meat? Milk and dairy are implicated as a trigger in cancer, heart disease, diabetes and autoimmune disease.
You were meant to drink milk. Mother’s milk and the day you stopped that milk was supposed to be the end of your milk drinking.
Dr. Frank Oski, past head of Pediatrics at John Hopkins Hospital stated this issue clearly in his book “Don’t Drink Your Milk”.