A higher intake of dairy foods like milk, yogurt, and cheese, is associated with greater bone density and spine strength in men – especially those over the age of 50 – according to a study conducted by researchers from the United States and the Netherlands.
The study involved 1,522 men and 1,104 women aged 32 to 81 from the Framingham Study. The researchers examined quantitative computed tomography (QCT) scans to evaluate bone health associated with dairy intake. They discovered benefits for men, but found no significance in women, except in a cross-section of bone.
Results of the study were published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Density.