Our Review SummaryThe study described in this news release is a 20-year observational analysis of a very specific subgroup: Men from Eastern Finland, ages 42-60. The research question is: how do fermented dairy products (like yogurt, kefir, sour milk, cottage cheese, and quark) compare with non-fermented dairy (mostly milk) when it comes to the risk of heart attacks? The authors of this study of just under 2,000 men report that men who consumed more low-fat/fermented dairy had lower rates of heart attack compared with men who consumed less of those products. But we get no sense of just how much difference there was between the groups, the volumes of dairy that had to be consumed, or what limitations of the study might make the findings debatable. Further, the release engages in some cause-and-effect language when describing fermented dairy products’ potential affect on cardiovascular health but these kinds of claims can’t be supported by an observational study. Fortunately, … [Read more...] about Claim that fermented dairy products reduce heart attacks leaves us feeling sour
Health Eating fermented dairy products could protect against heart disease, a study has suggested. But consuming a lot of regular dairy products was linked to a heightened chance of developing a cardiovascular condition. Emerging evidence suggests fermented foods have the power to prevent heart disease, but the results have been inconclusive. Fermentation involves adding live bacteria to dairy products, such as milk to create yogurt. As many as 610,000 people in the U.S. die of heart disease each year: amounting to one in four deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers at the University of Finland sought to provide new insight on what could stop cardiovascular problems. For their study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, the team assessed data on 1,981 men aged between 42 to 60 years old who were taking part in the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study launched between 1984 and 1989. The … [Read more...] about Fermented Dairy Products Linked to Lower Heart Disease Risk
Sarah Rahal The Detroit News Published 8:10 PM EDT Oct 9, 2018 Hilhof Farm Dairy of Hersey, Michigan, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of its organic line of milk because required product testing was not conducted by a state-approved analyst, officials said. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced the recall Tuesday, which includes Hilhof Farm Dairy's whole, skim, 2 percent, heavy cream and chocolate milk. No illnesses associated with the recalled products have been reported, officials said. U.S Food and Drug Administration regulations require all persons performing laboratory testing of milk to be sold in commerce to be trained and certified by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The recalled dairy products are packaged in glass bottles and include Hilhof brand skim, 2 percent, heavy cream and chocolate milk lots with “best by” dates of Oct. 12 thru Oct. 26; and whole milk with a … [Read more...] about Hilhof Farm recalls dairy products after testing error
Health Milk dairy vegan The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to crack down on non-dairy products that are marketed as milk. The agency will publish new guidance on what can be described as milk, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on Tuesday. He told the audience at the Politico Pro Summit: “An almond doesn’t lactate, I will confess." Gottlieb's comments were in reference to the FDA’s current standards on milk, which state: "Milk is the lacteal secretion, practically free from colostrum, obtained by the complete milking of one or more healthy cows." Recommended Slideshows 51 50 Healthy Foods That Are Secretly Unhealthy 51 50 Facts About the Human Body You Probably Didn't Know 51 Is It Dangerous to Wake Up a Sleepwalker? 50 Health Myths You Should Stop Believing The sale of nut milks in the U.S. has spiked in the past half a decade, much to the chagrin of the dairy industry. Getty Images The FDA will … [Read more...] about Why Is the FDA Cracking down on Almond Milk and Other Non-dairy Products?
Thursday, June 28, 2018 by: Ralph Flores Tags: badfood, badhealth, breathing problems, cigarettes, dairy, High Fat, lung function, Lungs, milk, nicotine, nutrition, raw milk, respiratory problems, smoking, stop smoking, Tobacco (Natural News) It’s common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health. However, add high-fat dairy to the mix, and you could be looking at worse damages, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism. In the study, Australian researchers explored the association between lung function and dairy consumption in smokers. How smoking affects the body Smoking can harm the body in multiple ways. To begin, burning tobacco, the main component of cigarettes, creates more than 4,000 chemicals – of which the most dangerous are nicotine, carbon monoxide, and tar. Once this gets in the lungs and airways, this can result in a lot of breathing-related problems. This can range from a persistent cough to severe … [Read more...] about Consuming high-fat dairy products found to make lung function in smokers even worse