A British study found that people who consumed larger amounts of milk and dairy products in childhood lived longer and were healthier. The results of the study were announced by the BBC.

Specialists from the University of Bristol have studied the health status of 4374 people born in the 1930s. The volunteers were re-examined 65 years later.

Researchers have found that people who consumed a lot of high-calcium milk and dairy products as children had a significantly lower risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease.

According to British experts, the increase reduces the risk of stroke in the elderly by as much as 60%.
It was also interesting to find that even high-fat dairy products, which are high in fat and cholesterol, do not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

The authors of the study claim that the consumption of dairy products has a beneficial effect on heart function and metabolism of IGF-1 hormone, which is of great importance for health. Studies show that in adults with high levels of IGF-1 hormone, the incidence of heart failure is significantly reduced. Lower mortality from heart and cardiovascular diseases is also reported.

Experts remind that in order to provide the necessary amount of calcium, at least three servings of dairy products must be present in the daily menu of children.


It is advisable for parents to provide their children with a balanced diet, rich in fruits, vegetables and dairy products, and low in salt and fat. The inclusion of dairy products in the child's diet should be done in early childhood.

It is recommended that older children and adults choose low-fat and nonfat dairy products.