Dairy products reduce the risk of osteoporosis
Dairy products are a good source of proteins and calcium, which are both essential for strong bones. Fermented dairy products in particular, such as yoghurt, buttermilk and quark, reduce the risk of bone fractures. This link has not been proven for the consumption of milk.
Consuming sufficient proteins and calcium every day reduces the risk of osteoporosis. Besides calcium, other factors also have a role to play, such as other minerals, sufficient exercise and vitamins D and K.