Professors from three universities in England found drinking milk could reduce the threat of coronary heart disease and stroke by 20%. And so far only milk was associated with calcium for bone growth and maintain.
University of Reading announced that this was the first time the discovery of disease risk associated with milk following the high number of deaths resulting from heart disease and stroke.
The researchers compared the information from more than 300 previous studies have been conducted on milk and its relation to stroke, coronary heart disease and diabetes, which is then compared with information on the number of deaths caused by health problems.
“Our findings clearly show that when the number of deaths from heart attacks, strokes and colo-rectal cancer is calculated there is strong evidence of the overall reduction in risk of death from chronic diseases due to consumption of milk,” said Professor Ian Givens, of the University of Reading as quoted from the Health, Tuesday (28/7/2009).
The evidence is very clear that milk is more beneficial for the prevention of this disease and not just for bone health.
While the U.S. Department of Agriculture also has recommended that people drink milk regularly. In addition to the benefits of calcium for bone formation and maintenance, milk also contains potassium which nutrients can keep the blood pressure so far from the threat of stroke.