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Dairy’s Health Benefits
Beyond just making your bones stronger, three daily servings of low-fat or fat-free, nutrient-rich dairy foods can help improve overall nutrient intake and reduce the risk of various chronic diseases. See below for links to topic-specific research, fact sheets, and other resources on dairy’s powerful role in health and wellness for people of all ages.
Bone Health

The U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis predicted that by 2020 half of all Americans older than 50 will be at risk for fractures from osteoporosis and low bone mass. Read more about how three daily servings of low-fat or fat-free dairy provide several essential nutrients that work together to build strong bones.

Heart Health/Blood Pressure Control

A trio of minerals—calcium, potassium, and magnesium—all found in dairy foods may play an important role in managing a healthy blood pressure.

Healthy Weight

Enjoying three servings of milk, cheese, or yogurt as part of a nutrient-rich, balanced diet may help maintain a healthy weight.