A few more thoughts on yesterday’s post on calcium:
- While I admit that dairy seems to be some of the most calcium-rich foods, why is dairy pushed so much in the dietary guidelines?
- Is it a political issue? (i.e., through industry lobbying, economic issues, or something else?)
- Many people are lactose intolerant (especially many people with non-european backgrounds) so why is milk/dairy listed in such a large amount of foods in many countries’ food guides?
- While the vitamin D/calcium relationship is well known, does the type of calcium-rich food also matter? Is the calcium from dairy better or worse than from other foods?