Milk Consumption During Teenage Years and Risk of Hip Fractures in Older Adults

This study examined the relationship of hip fractures in older adults and their consumption of dairy milk as teenagers. It demonstrates that drinking milk does not aid in hip fracture prevention, and in men actually increases the risk.

Feskanich D, Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Frazier L, Willett WE. Milk consumption during teenage years and risk of hip fractures in older adults. JAMA Pediatr. Published online November 18, 2013.

Results: Women: Milk consumption as teenagers had no effect on incidence of hip fractures in postmenopausal women. Men: Each additional glass of milk per day during teenage years was associated with a significant 9% higher risk of hip fracture in men age 50 and older.

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