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Comment & Response
July 2014

Early-Life Milk and Late-Life Fracture

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  • 1Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

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JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(7):682-683. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.172

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.

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