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How important is it to drink milk for bone strength?

Joel H. Fuhrman, MD
Family Medicine
Medical studies confirm that drinking cow's milk does not lead to stronger bones. In a comprehensive review of all studies of dairy intake and bone strength, researchers concluded, "the body of scientific evidence appears inadequate to support a recommendation for daily intake of dairy foods to promote bone health in the general population of the United States." Having strong bones is about much more than just calcium. We require vigorous exercise, adequate vitamin D, and a diet rich in many micronutrients.
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