According to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on Thursday, just one glass of toned milk or fat free milk is enough to keep the heart healthy and protected from strokes or other heart diseases.
Researchers from several universities in the United States and Norway measured the kidney function of more than 5,000 older adults in the age group of 45 to 84. They reached the conclusion that a low or no intake can indicate poor kidney function and an extremely high risk for cardiovascular disease. People consuming more low-fat milk and milk products had lower ACR, or healthier kidney function.
The researchers found that adults who drink at least one serving of low-fat milk or milk products have 37 per cent lower odds of poor kidney function linked to heart disease than those who do not drink regularly.
The study also suggested that the nine essential nutrients, including protein, vitamin A, vitamin D, magnesium, potassium and calcium found in milk may contribute to milk's potential heart health benefits. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend drinking three glasses of low fat or fat free milk each day.