According to a study in the January 2004 issue of the American Journal of Hypertension, the natural human diet was calcium rich. However, many modern diets are not, which has resulted in a calcium shortage ¾ and that, in turn, has contributed to increased rates of high blood pressure, osteoporosis, colon cancer, and obesity.

Researchers have analyzed more than 100 studies from the past two to three decades and have found a correlation between the adequate intake of nutrients from dairy foods, namely calcium, and better health and lower health-care cost. Within five years, researchers believe Americans could save more than $200 billion in health care costs if they would only consume the recommended three to four servings of dairy each day.

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