Wednesday, March 5


There are a couple good lines in this story on efforts to make soy milk available to public school kids through the National School Lunch Program - like the dairy spokesperson's dismissal of enriched soy milk's equivalent nutrition with the phrase, "You can fortify anything." Uh, yeah. Like, for example, cow's milk? Which is fortified with vitamin A and D? The punch line is that it's only this added vitamin D that may make the difference, ultimately, in the one "health" area milk can claim: Osteoporosis. A recent study as concluded that "Neither milk nor a high-calcium diet appears to reduce risk of hip fractures." Instead, the only positive factor seemed to be adequate intake of - what? Yep, Vitamin D.

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