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Dare to Dairy: Here’s Why This Food Group Can Make You Healthier

A large new review found the benefits of dairy are plentiful, lowering the risk of chronic diseases from diabetes to cancer. But how much do you really need, and which products are best?

Dairy cows on farm.
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    Lara DeSanto

    Lara DeSanto


    Lara is a digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She's also a staff writer and email newsletter chief. Previously, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at