Dairy Doesn’t Affect Stroke Risk
Dairy products have sometimes been given a bad rap. While they are a good choice for those looking to consume their daily amount of calcium, some people believe they have negative health effects that can outweigh the positive ones.
A study of more than 74,00 men and women over 10 years found that “consumption of total dairy, full-fat dairy, milk, sour milk/yogurt, cheese, and cream/crème fraiche was not associated with stroke risk.” But an even better choice is low-fat dairy foods. The researchers found that “consumption of low-fat dairy foods was inversely associated with risk of total stroke.” This means that the more low-fat dairy foods a person ate, the lower their risk of stroke.