The Consumer Education Project of Milk SA

Is there a link between dairy consumption and cardiovascular disease?

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No. Milk and other dairy products can be eaten daily without increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Research has shown that it has a positive effect on non-lipid cardiovascular disease risk factors such as blood pressure, inflammation, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome.

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Milk and other dairy products can be eaten daily without increased risk of cardiovascular disease, as recommended by the South African food-based dietary guidelines. In fact, eating dairy may even have a cardio-protective effect. Both complete dairy products and their specific constituents have been shown to have a positive effect on non-lipid cardiovascular disease risk factors such as blood pressure, inflammation, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome.

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