Monday, February 27, 2006

Heart Attack, Osteoporosis Linked in Men Over 50

Here is a summary of a recent newsrelease:
February 27, 2006
Men who have survived a heart attack are at increased risk of bone loss and osteoporosis in later life, says Tulane University researcher Jeanette H. Magnus.
"We have long known that heart disease and osteoporosis have similar risk factors, but this is the first study to examine the relationship between heart attack survivors and low bone mineral density," says Magnus. "According to our data, people who reported a previous heart attack were more likely to have low bone mineral density than those who did not report a heart attack. We recommend that men who survive heart attacks be screened for bone density loss," concluded
The results are published in a recent issue of Osteoporosis International.
This Study corroborates evidence published in The Milk Imperative which shows a direct link between osteoporosis and heart disease. But what is this mysterious link? As explained in the book, the common link is harmful calcification. And what is the biggest cause of harmful calcification in the human diet? The answer is that a regular consumption of dairy milk is by far the biggest dietary cause of harmful calcification. To see the evidence go to

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Dietitian says milk does not protect against osteoporosis

Susan Levin, Staff Dietitian for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, discusses her belief that drinking milk does not protect against bone diseases like osteoporosis, but physical activity does.
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Here is a summary:

‘As a dietitian, I know that, contrary to a recent letter, drinking milk is not a healthy or effective way to prevent osteoporosis ("Milk plays an important role in good health," Dec. 21). According to a recent review of the role of dairy or dietary calcium and bone health in children and young adults, the majority of scientific studies on this topic found no relationship between dairy or dietary calcium intake and measures of bone health. And in a 12-year Harvard study of 78,000 adult women, those who drank milk three times a day actually broke more bones than women who rarely drank milk. Studies have shown that physical activity has a positive impact on bone health. Here in the United States, our level of dairy product consumption is among the highest in the world, yet our osteoporosis and fracture rates are also among the highest. But science shows that we can build strong bones and healthy bodies by adopting healthier diets, including plant-based sources of calcium-and increasing physical activity.’

The evidence that milk does not protect bones is now very solid. But there is mounting evidence that milk actually causes osteoporosis, and several long term studies are firmly showing this to be the case. For more information go to