Dairy on Blood Pressure
Two or more servings per day of milk, yogurt or cheese was associated with a statistically significant lower systolic blood pressure.
The study used baseline data from a subgroup of children aged 8 to 10 years enrolled in the ongoing Quebec Adipose and Lifestyle Investigation in Youth (QUALITY) study. The children consumed an average of 1.6 servings of dairy foods daily, not meeting the recommendation of Canada's Food Guide of two servings per day for this age group. These results highlight the importance of youth meeting dairy intake recommendations.