SWEDEN (CBS) – A large study out of Sweden examined whether high milk consumption is associated with mortality and fractures in women and men.

The study, which was published in the British Medical Journal, observed two large groups, one with 61,433 women ages 39-74 and another with 45,339 men ages 45-79.

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The men and women were administered food frequency questionnaires to be filled out over a number of years.

Researchers followed up with the female group about 20 years later. At that time, they found 15,541 women had died and 17,252 had a suffered some kind of fracture, and more than 4,200 had suffered a hip fracture.

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Analysts followed up with the male group 11 years later and said they found 10,112 had died and 5,066 had a fracture. More than 1,100 had hip fractures.

Researchers say the study concluded that high milk intake was associated with higher mortality in one group of women and in another cohort of men. It also found a higher fracture incidence in women.

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