A 12 years Harvard study of 78,000 nurses who drank three or more
glasses of milk per day showed that it did not reduce fractures at all.
An Australian study showed the same thing.
The fact is that the more dairy people consumed, the more likely they are to suffer hip fractures.
People in North America and Northern Europe break two or three times
more bones than people in Asians and Africans countries who have the
lowest calcium intake.
Europe and North America consume the
highest levels of dairy foods in the world.Unfortunately dairy product
are now freely found in Asian supermarket so the associated problems
from dairy dangers will also occur in Asia.
In the USA, one in two women and one in eight men over age 50 breaks a bone because of osteoporosis.
China where people eat less than half the calcium recommended by the
USDA and seem healthy. Among women over 50, the hip fracture rate
appeared to be one fifth as high as in Western nations.
The problem is not so much that we do not get enough calcium.
We lose calcium when we eat regular portions of meat, poultry, eggs or dairy products.
these products increase acidity in the body and.. the body’s way of
getting rid of this acid is to draw on its reserve of calcium and other
minerals from bones and teeth to make the blood more alkaline.
Vegetarians will need about 50% less calcium than meat eaters because they lose much less calcium in their urine.
Here is the technical explanation from Dr Joseph Mercola:
“Your bones are a mineral bank for your body storing 99 percent calcium,
85 percent phosphorus and 60 percent magnesium. When mineral levels are
low in the blood, osteoclasts break down bone to free up these minerals
and deposit them in the blood.
Excessive animal protein intake
increases the need for calcium to neutralize the acid formed from
digesting animal protein. This indicates that the drinking of processed
milk destroys bone in the process of digestion”.