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7/07/2020

Caution with Plant-Based Milks for Children

Substituting plant-based milks for milk or infant formula can be dangerous to children when the nutritional content is inadequate. For details, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Plant-Based Milks Review. Also see how products compare nutritionally and our Top Picks among plant-based milks.
2/13/2021

Plant-Based Milk Caution

There may be negative effects for bones when switching to certain types of plant-based milks, according to a recent study. See the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of our Plant-Based Milks Review. Be sure to see our Top Picks among plant-based milks.
5/29/2021

Plant Milks and Kidney Stones

Do almond, cashew, oat, soy or other plant-based milks increase the risk of kidney stones due to their oxalates? Find out in the Concerns and Cautions section of our Plant-Based Milks Review and see which carry the highest risk. Also see our Top Picks among plant-based milks.
10/22/2019

Milk Thistle Interaction

Milk thistle may interact with certain drugs, as noted in a recent case report. For details see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Milk Thistle Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for milk thistle.
8/14/2020

Milk Thistle for Menopause?

Can taking milk thistle relieve hot flashes during menopause? Learn what a new study showed in the What It Does section of the Milk Thistle Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick among milk thistle supplements. (Also see our Menopause Supplements Review for information and reviews of products containing soy and red clover isoflavones, black cohosh, or progesterone cream.)
7/31/2021

Pesticides in Milk Thistle?

Some milk thistle products may be contaminated with pesticides, according to a study of more than 25 commercially available supplements. Learn more in the Quality Concerns section of our Milk Thistle Supplements Review.
10/03/2020

Undeclared Milk in Dark Chocolates

If you're allergic to milk, be aware that about 10% of "dairy free" dark chocolate bars and chips were recently found to contain milk. Learn more in the Concerns and Cautions section of our Dark Chocolates Review. Also see our Top Picks for dark chocolate.
12/17/2021

Soy and Breast Swelling in Men?

Can soy milk, soy protein, or soy isoflavone supplements cause breast swelling in men? Find out in the Concerns and Cautions section of our Plant-Based Milks Reivew. Also, see our Top Picks for soy milk.
4/29/2018

Dark vs. Milk Chocolate for Vision?

A recent study compared the effects on visual acuity of eating a bar of dark chocolate versus milk chocolate. Find out which was better in the Vision section of the Dark Chocolates, Cocoa Powders, and Cacao Nibs Review. (Also see our product tests, comparisons, and Top Picks.)
2/29/2020

Breast Cancer & Milk Consumption

Is drinking milk – dairy or soy – associated with breast cancer risk? Find out what a new study found in our answer to the following question: Are there vitamins or supplements that can reduce my risk of breast cancer? Do any increase cancer risk?
9/21/2021

PFAS Effects in Breast Milk

Higher concentrations of toxic chemicals known as PFAS in mothers appears to alter the fat composition of breast milk, according to a recent study. Learn more, including how this may affect infant growth, in our updated article about How to Avoid PFAS, which includes information about PFAS in dental floss, foods and bottled water.
9/26/2020

Effect of Milk and Sugar in Coffee

A recent study looked at how adding milk and sugar to coffee before a meal affects blood sugar levels. Learn what was discovered in our answer to the question: Which supplements can help lower or control my blood sugar?
10/02/2021

Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) for IBS?

Are symptoms of IBS improved with use of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs)? Find out what research suggests in our answer to the question: Do any supplements help for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
10/26/2021

Reducing Risk of Fractures & Falls With Milk, Cheese and Yogurt?

Can increasing calcium and protein intake from foods such as milk, cheese and yogurt reduce the risk of fractures and falls in older men and women? See what a new study found in the Bone Health and Fractures section of our Calcium Supplements Review.