to square the circle between pushing dairy fat and making health
claims, the UK Dairy Council has spun itself into the realms of
fantasy with claims that "milk itself does not raise blood
cholesterol" and "regular milk drinkers do not increase
their risk of heart disease".
are based on wishful thinking and selective citation. Scientific
studies which the Dairy Council chooses to ignore have shown:
If the 5%
of total calories currently coming from dairy products as saturated
fat were replaced by largely unsaturated fats such as olive oil
and nuts and seeds, a 40% decrease in heart disease would be expected.
In a study
of 80,000 nurses, women drinking 2 glasses of whole milk a day
had 67% more risk of heart disease than women drinking no whole
treated with a high dairy diet were found to have more than double
the incidence of heart attacks of other patients.
of these and other studies, see www.vegansociety.com/downloads/dairychallenge
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of dairy products to a diet based on Vegan Society recommendations
can only damage your health, but dont take our word for it:
ask the Dairy Council for its response to the Vegan Societys
Dairy Council: firstname.lastname@example.org,
0207 499 7822, www.milk.co.uk
Vegan Society: Stephen Walsh PhD (email@example.com),