Who Has the Highest Rates of Bone Disease, and Why?
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From www.notmilk.com

"Countries with the highest rates of osteoporosis, such as the United States, England, and Sweden, consume the most milk."

~Nutrition Action Healthletter, June, 1993

"Dietary protein increases production of acid in the blood which can be neutralized by calcium mobilized from the skeleton."

~American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1995; 61 (4)

"Even when eating 1,400 mg of calcium daily, one can lose up to 4% of his or her bone mass each year while consuming a high-protein diet."

~American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1979;32(4)

"Those populations with the highest calcium intakes had higher fracture rates than those with more modest calcium intakes."

~California Tissue International 1992;50

"Women consuming greater amounts of calcium from dairy foods had significantly increased risks of hip fractures."

~12-year Harvard study of 78,000 women

American Journal of Public Health 1997;87

"Consumption of dairy products, particularly at age 20 years, were associated with an increased risk of hip fractures...metabolism of dietary protein causes increased urinary excretion of calcium."

~American Journal of Epidemiology 1994;139

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