Dairy bad? No! Dairy good!*
That’s what a new study says, NBC News reports. The study, presented at the European Society of Cardiology’s annual congress on Tuesday, says that you shouldn’t limit your daily intake of dairy, despite its high fat content, especially when it comes to yogurts and cheeses.
“The consumption of dairy products has long been thought to increase the risk of death, particularly from coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and cancer,” reads the Society’s news release. “Yet evidence for any such link… is inconsistent.”
“Dairy foods like milk, cheese, yogurt and kefir are great sources of high-quality protein, calcium and phosphorus. Milk and yogurt are good sources of potassium,” Beth Kitchin, assistant professor of nutrition science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, told NBC News. “Diets high in potassium help lower blood pressure. Unless you’re allergic to milk, there really aren’t downsides—unless you eat so much of them that you gain weight.”
So, dairy good, chocolate good (not bad), red wine bad (not good), and running bad and good. Who wants some meth.
*Unless you’re lactose intolerant, in which case, dairy bad!