Milk for the Healthy

By Andihaer Hop's , Posted in:

Benefits of milk had no doubt. Almost all the nutrients contained in milk is good quality. Protein and fat soluble properties of milk has a high digestibility. Vitamins and minerals, milk is relatively complete.

Milk can be consumed in various forms. There's nothing fresh or processed form, such as powdered milk or condensed milk. Humans are also consuming milk from milk-containing food products, such as cheese, ice cream, and yogurt.

However, there are still differences of opinion about the consumption of this milk. No group has claimed that the consumption of milk every day is not good for health, especially vascular diseases such as narrowing of blood vessels. The argument is, milk increase blood cholesterol levels become a risk factor for heart disease. Secondly, there is a positive relationship between average milk production per-capita with deaths from heart disease in some countries.

Other groups supporting the role of milk at a reduced risk of various degenerative diseases, like heart disease, hypertension, and cancer. Recent studies in Norway to support it.

Hjartäker with colleagues from the Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromso, Norway, through its publication in the International Journal of Cancer, showed that the diet of three or more glasses of milk each day may reduce breast cancer risk in women pramenopause.

Through the study cohort the Norwegian Women and Cancer Study, they examined 48 844 women for six years and two months. Milk consumption was measured with a history of food consumption submitting to the respondents. During this period, the team found 317 cases Hjartäker breast cancer patients.

It turned out that the consumption of milk since childhood negatively associated with the incidence of breast cancer when they were aged 34-39 years (pramenopause). That means that the consumption of milk since childhood can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.

Milk consumption in adulthood also reduces the risk of breast cancer after corrected by hormonal factors, body mass index, physical activity, and alcohol consumption. Women who do not consume milk run the risk of breast cancer two times greater than women who consumed milk 3 cups milk or more each day.


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