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The Big Benefits of Eating Dairy

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 former digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She continues to contribute to HealthCentral while she works towards her masters in marriage and family therapy and art therapy. In a past life, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at