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Some people call this food group controversial, and like to argue about the health complications it could hypothetically cause, but the reality is that dairy is incredibly important to our health. So much so, that a team of scientists have just identified its ability to prevent dementia.

The study was conducted by teams at the University of Kansas Medical Centre and was lead by Neurology Professor, In-Young Choi and Chair of Dietetics and Nutrition, Debra Sullivan.

The study has identified that there is a link between milk consumption and higher levels of a naturally occurring antioxidant, glutathione, which has been known to minimise damage to brain cells from free radicals.

Antioxidants are known to neutralise oxidative stress that can damage cells in the body. Oxidative stress is known to be associated with a number of different diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and many other conditions, say the researchers.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the study saying that those who drank about three glasses a day had the highest levels of the antioxidant that contributes to preventing dementia.

Dr Sullivan said, “We have long thought of milk as being very important for your bones and very important for your muscles. This study suggests that it could be important for your brain as well”.


So tell us, are you consuming enough milk? Share your thoughts about this finding with us in the comments below…

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  1. God bless all the farmers who get out of bed at sparrow fart every single day to ensure we have that wonderful white liquid that is so good for our health and that is made into all those other wonderful dairy products.

  2. Very exciting research in the prevention & treatment of Alzheimers using Coconut Oil…

  3. you’ll have demented old people lying under cows in paddocks.

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    • I can’t stand this type of puesedo science it’s very dangerous stuff. People have to start using their brains and look around at the amount of arthritic and demented people dying in nursing homes. They were bought up on diary.

    • Haven’t laughed so much in ages…just the sight of it!

  4. Nothing nicer than an old fashioned milkshake or an iced coffee. Being an old dairy farmer I know the goodness of milk. My kids are in the 40s now are healthy active & no broken bones.

  5. I’m glad to see those “dairy knockers” haven’t reared their ugly heads as yet. Those people who will say these findings have been made up by Dairy Australia. Go dairy!

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  6. You mean I finally did something right for a change? Almost 72 and drink milk every day

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  7. when I was growing up our family 3 kids and 2 adults went through 12 pints of full cream milk (with the cream at the top) EACH DAY. Looking at most shopping trollies families would be lucky to consume 2L’s in a month. Great for a 2 egg, malt and nutmeg, fast, liquid breakfast ! 🙂

  8. I dont want to be part of this, there are plenty other sources of calcium..

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    • I live next to a dairy and you never saw such a contented and well looked after herd. You don’t hear them constantly mooing for their calves as you would expect when seperated from them either. Dairy farmers love their cows. One of the oldest industries on this Earth. Wake up you do-gooders.

    • I lived on a diary farm, but there aren’t many of those types of farms left, it’s all big business now. This article is not about the cruelty, it’s about milk verses dementia. They would have you believe that the consumption of dairy will somehow protect you from getting dementia. But if that were true then Australians, who are one of the highest consumers of dairy should not get dementia. Alas our nursing homes are full of people dying from it.

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