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Milk cuts chance of strokes.

CHILDREN who eat a lot of dairy foods are less likely to die from strokes in adulthood, researchers have found.

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, can cut the chance of dying from a stroke by as much as 60 per cent, they said.

Experts from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research The Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) is one of the largest medical research institutes in the southern hemisphere, and is recognised worldwide for the quality of its research. QIMR was established in 1945 by the State Government in Queensland.  in Australia Australia (ôstrāl`yə), smallest continent, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. With the island state of Tasmania to the south, the continent makes up the Commonwealth of Australia, a federal parliamentary state (2005 est. pop.  and the University of Bristol examined results from a 1930s study into the diets of mainly working-class families in Britain.

The children were aged eight on average when the study began, and 4,374 of them were traced and followed up 65 years later.

The researchers analysed the calcium content of their diets in the original study and found that those with the highest calcium intakes - mainly from drinking milk - had the lowest risk of dying from strokes.
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