Wisconsin milk board overstates dairy’s benefits to children, some experts say | WisconsinWatch.org


Long-term studies show consuming more than one serving of dairy a day doesn’t further decrease the risk of weak bones or fractures, Willett added.

And the Mayo Clinic’s Nelson said even being vegan doesn’t increase that risk.

“We know that those individuals who avoid milk and animal products that contain calcium do just fine in terms of their growth, their development, and their bone health,” she said.

Nelson said that’s because vegan diets can be rich in other foods that are good calcium sources.

“The profile of the vegan diet also helps you conserve calcium,” she added. “The person who eats a lot of meat or a high animal-protein diet has a tendency to lose more calcium … it’s a metabolic process that’s quite complex.”

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