Half A Litre Of Milk A Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

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You know when our mothers tell us to drink milk so we can have healthy bones and teeth, it turns out milk does a whole lot more than that. A study conducted in the UK has proven that drinking half a litre of milk or milk products every day will decrease the chances of acquiring diabetes or heart problems for men. The study which was conducted at Cardiff University in Wales took 20 years and 2375 men whose ages ranged between 45 and 50 years old. The explanation of this conclusion was that milk and its products decrease the chance of men suffering from metabolic syndrome which increases the chance of diabetes and heart disease.

According to the study people who have metabolic syndrome have high levels of glucose or fat in their blood and these high levels lead eventually to several diseases including diabetes and heart disease. The scientists made the subjects document exactly what they ate and then calculated how much milk or milk products they had taken in. The subjects that did take in half a liter of milk were found to have a 50% less chance of getting diabetes and heart disease.