“Dairy Products Found Safe in New Study”
Past research has shown that diets with high levels of saturated fats, like cheese, butter, and whole milk, can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart disease and stroke. Some studies have found that saturated fats have also been linked to increased mortality rates. The USDA highlights that it is important to choose low-fat or fat-free foods from the dairy group because foods high in saturated fats and cholesterol have adverse health implications. However, dairy products contain many nutrients like calcium that have health benefits. Still, a raging dietary controversy surrounds the benefits or harms of consuming dairy products. In some parts of the world, dairy has been consumed for thousands of years, and research has shown that genes have altered in humans to accommodate dairy consumption. Evidence shows that we have genetically adapted to eat dairy and indicates that it may now be natural for us to eat and drink it. The
USDA reports that dairy products are the primary source of calcium in the American diet. Whole milk and many dairy products are high in saturated fat.