Is Dairy Bad for You, or Good?
The newest study, published in the Lancet, found that people who had three servings of dairy a day had lower rates of cardiovascular disease and early death, compared to those with lower levels of consumption. Other recent research, presented last month week at the European Society of Cardiology’s annual congress in Munich, found that people who regularly ate cheese and yogurt had a lower risk of dying during the study period than those who didn’t.
The most important factor that impacts your heart health and longevity is your overall eating pattern,” Sass says. “Whether you consume dairy or not, an eating pattern that includes plenty of veggies, along with fresh fruit, lean high-quality protein, whole food sources of carbohydrates, anti-inflammatory fats, and minimal sugar offers the best overall protection.”