Notmilk Moment for September 1, 2013
"It's not nice to fool mother nature."
- Chiffon Margarine commercial
Consumption of low-fat dairy products may delay menopause.
It this good or bad news? The dairy industry claims that delayed
menopause is a benefit for women. Notmilk believes that delaying
natural menopause by taking daily doses of bovine steroid hormones
(Got Milk?) can become a woman's worst nightmare. Today's research was published in the August 14, 2013 issue of the Journal Nutrition.
After analyzing data from 46,059 participants in the Harvard Nurse Study, lead author Jen L. Carwile includes three major conclusions in her abstract:
"Premenopausal women (under age 51) consuming greater than 3 servings of low-fat dairy per day were 14% less likely to report natural menopause in the next month relative to those consuming less than one serving of dairy per day."
"Later menopause is a risk factor for breast and endometrial cancer."
"These findings support the growing body of literature on the hormonally active nature of milk and dairy foods."