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Women drinking 3 glasses of milk per day and one serving of veggies were 2.8X more likely to die
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Women with a high milk consumption who consumed 3 or more glasses of milk per day and less than one serving of fruits and vegetables were 2.8 times more likely to die over some number of years compared to women with a low milk consumption who consumed less than one glass of milk per day according to a study that analyzed data from food frequency questionnaires completed by 61,420 women in a Swedish cohort (1987–1990 baseline) and 36,714 women from a second survey (1997).
“Dietary antioxidant intake [from fruits and vegetables], especially in women, seems to modify the elevated death rate associated with high milk consumption,” the authors of the study concluded.
Michaelsson K, Wolk A, Melhus H, and Byberg L. Milk, Fruit and Vegetable, and Total Antioxidant Intakes in Relation to Mortality Rates: Cohort Studies in Women and Men. Am J Epidemiol, 2017 Feb 10; 1-17.
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Dr. Karl Michaëlsson
Department of Surgical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
SE-751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
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