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(EurekAlert)   Milk. it does an old body good   (eurekalert.org) divider line
    More: Followup, Epidemiology, Bone, Milk, Osteoporosis, Geriatrics, Relative risk reduction, Randomized controlled trial, Bone fracture  
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2021-10-21 1:55:59 PM  
10 votes:

Randrew: gnosis301: No shiat?  Getting nutrients helps your body?

The general health topic of what we ingest is not really a "no shiat?" one.  And the diary consumption topic is even less clear.

That famous "Got Milk?" campaign of the near past?   That was a government + industry funded effort specifically designed to improve the financial prospects of dairy producers.

"Milk.  It does someone elses pocketbook good!"

Humans are freak outliers in the mammal world for consuming milk past infancy.  A majority of adult humans (globally) don't even have enzymes needed to digest lactose.  Because Nature figured once you got teeth, you no longer need that inefficient food source.

"Got Teeth?  Eat some damn proper food!"


And do you know why some of us can digest lactose after infancy?  It worked well enough to be selected for by evolution.
 
2021-10-21 12:06:01 PM  
4 votes:
As a lifetime milk drinker this sounds like good news to me. There's been a lot of negative stories about milk lately.
 
2021-10-21 1:18:18 PM  
3 votes:

gnosis301: No shiat?  Getting nutrients helps your body?


The general health topic of what we ingest is not really a "no shiat?" one.  And the diary consumption topic is even less clear.

That famous "Got Milk?" campaign of the near past?   That was a government + industry funded effort specifically designed to improve the financial prospects of dairy producers.

"Milk.  It does someone elses pocketbook good!"

Humans are freak outliers in the mammal world for consuming milk past infancy.  A majority of adult humans (globally) don't even have enzymes needed to digest lactose.  Because Nature figured once you got teeth, you no longer need that inefficient food source.

"Got Teeth?  Eat some damn proper food!"
 
2021-10-21 1:29:52 PM  
3 votes:

Randrew: "Got Teeth? Eat some damn proper food!"


Some cheese then?
 
2021-10-21 1:07:13 PM  
2 votes:
"among older care home residents... Extra daily milk, yoghurt, and cheese led to a 33% lower risk of all fractures"

In other news, over the course of the study, 33% of old care home residents died.
 
2021-10-21 2:43:50 PM  
2 votes:
I made a decision to take these with my multivitamin, even though they are more aimed at old women as opposed to almost-old men.  I do eat a fair amount of cheese and even drink milk from time to time, but I figure a little Calcium (and Vitamin D) more can't hurt.

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2021-10-21 3:08:18 PM  
2 votes:

Randrew: gnosis301: No shiat?  Getting nutrients helps your body?

The general health topic of what we ingest is not really a "no shiat?" one.  And the diary consumption topic is even less clear.

That famous "Got Milk?" campaign of the near past?   That was a government + industry funded effort specifically designed to improve the financial prospects of dairy producers.

"Milk.  It does someone elses pocketbook good!"

Humans are freak outliers in the mammal world for consuming milk past infancy.  A majority of adult humans (globally) don't even have enzymes needed to digest lactose.  Because Nature figured once you got teeth, you no longer need that inefficient food source.

"Got Teeth?  Eat some damn proper food!"


My point was not that they needed dairy, but that eating something that provides a nutrient their diet currently seems to lack produces beneficial results.  They can get calcium, vitamin D, and the rest of them anywhere they can.
 
2021-10-22 3:36:31 AM  
2 votes:
"Humans are freak outliers in the mammal world for consuming milk past infancy."

We're also the only ones to write literature and go to the Moon.
 
2021-10-22 3:55:41 AM  
2 votes:

Randrew: gnosis301: No shiat?  Getting nutrients helps your body?

The general health topic of what we ingest is not really a "no shiat?" one.  And the diary consumption topic is even less clear.

That famous "Got Milk?" campaign of the near past?   That was a government + industry funded effort specifically designed to improve the financial prospects of dairy producers.

"Milk.  It does someone elses pocketbook good!"

Humans are freak outliers in the mammal world for consuming milk past infancy.  A majority of adult humans (globally) don't even have enzymes needed to digest lactose.  Because Nature figured once you got teeth, you no longer need that inefficient food source.

"Got Teeth?  Eat some damn proper food!"


Honestly that bolded sentence could end with anything.

Chocolate
Granola bars
Corn
Broccoli
Beer
Kombucha
Rice
Mouldy cheese
 
2021-10-21 5:41:06 PM  
1 vote:

Randrew: The problem of bone density loss in aging humans is also evolution...  as in, once you've past basic child-bearing and child-rearing age, Nature juss don' care no mo.  Very little selection pressure for strong bones in old age.


There is a grandparent effect on survival rates.  You can be too old to hunt or gather and still be able to take care of kids while their parents do the more physically demanding stuff.  And there's the boost to generational knowledge transmission pre-literacy when having someone around longer gave them more time to teach their kids and grandkids.

Hell, some of that still applies today even though we have books and such.  I know my wife and I enjoyed some help from our parents when we had little kids running around.
 
2021-10-22 5:37:28 AM  
1 vote:

Randrew: Humans are freak outliers in the mammal world for consuming milk past infancy.


Do you think that might be because we're the only ones smart enough to obtain it ourselves? My adult cat would drink all the milk he could get if I gave it to him. We're the only mammals who do lots of things, that doesn't mean we should stop doing them. "Humans are the only mammals who get vaccinations!"
 
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