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New Study Sheds Light on Link Between Dairy Intake and Bone Health

Researchers at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research find not all dairy products are equal in maintaining strong bones

BOSTON – A study by researchers at the Marcus Institute at Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School (HMS), has found that dairy intake —specifically milk and yogurt —is associated with higher bone mineral density (BMD) in the hip, but not the spine. Cream, on the other hand, may be associated with lower BMD overall. Published today in the journal Archives of Osteoporosis, these findings suggest that not all dairy products are equally beneficial in promoting bone strength.