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A new study suggests too much milk could actually increase the risk of bone fractures ... and early death A new study suggests too much milk could actually increase the risk of bone fractures ... and early death
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Your mother always told you. Your grandma always told you. Even celebrities from Brett Farve to Batman have said "Drink your milk! It will make your bones strong." Milk does a body good, right? Swedish researchers say, "wrong!"

A new study done by scientists in Sweden suggests too much milk could actually increase the risk of bone fractures, and they even went so far as to say it could lead to an early death! Why?

The scientists tracked the diets of adult men and women, including their milk and dairy consumption. They found that women who drank three or more glasses of milk a day had a higher risk of fracture and death, than those who drank less than one glass. 

The said they also found that men had a slightly higher risk of death, mostly from cardiovascular disease. 

The same must apply to other dairy products then too, right? Well actually, the same study found that consuming other dairy products, like and cheese and yogurt, reduced fractures and mortality by 10 to 15 percent. 

The scientists believe this is all because of "D-galactose," a sugar found in milk, but not other products. 

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