Milk May Mess With Your Hormones Recent Study Suggests


Yes, a recent study that was conducted over 20 years and investigated more than 100,000 people found that milk may play around with hormones. The study was published by the BMJ and suggests that the processes milk undergoes can increase hormone levels in the beverage, which has been linked to a rise in the prevalence of spots and acne by 44%.  With this said, let me be clear...milk (or milk alternatives) are, and will continue to be an important staple of a healthy diet, these findings are very interesting but by no means should replace current guidelines on the white stuff!

See the original study for more information.


Michaelsson, K. et al. (2014). Milk intake and risk of mortality and fractures in women and men: cohort studies. Retrieved 29th October, 2014, from

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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