To the Editor Feskanich et al1 report that early-life milk consumption does not protect against late-life hip fractures in 2 health professions cohorts and, if anything, increased fracture risk in men. In her Editorial, Weaver2 describes a strong mechanistic basis for fracture protection but offers no explanation as to why Feskanich et al seem not to have found it.
Heaney RP. Early-Life Milk and Late-Life Fracture. JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(7):682-683. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.172