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What are some disadvantages of dairy products?

Dairy products are a good source of calcium, protein, and vitamins A and D. However, they also can be high in fat and dietary cholesterol. Also, some people have trouble digesting lactose, the natural sugar found in dairy products.
Dr. David L. Katz, MD, MPH
Preventive Medicine
Some disadvantages of dairy include the impact animal products have on the environment, the added sugar that many dairy products have, and the saturated fats found in dairy. Watch preventive medicine expert David Katz, MD, explain these issues. 

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