Letters Milk and mortality

Study used wrong assumption about galactose content of fermented dairy products

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7000 (Published 26 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7000
  1. Kasper Hettinga, assistant professor of dairy science and technology1
  1. 1Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
  1. kasper.hettinga{at}wur.nl

Michaëlsson and colleagues’ proposed mechanism for the effect of milk intake on the risk of mortality and fractures is based on the assumption that fermented dairy products (which had the opposite effects to those of non-fermented milk) are free of galactose.1 …

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