Dairy-free diets a 'ticking time bomb'
The National Osteoporosis Society says it’s concerned many young adults are putting their health at risk by following eating fads.
The society says eliminating these foods entirely can be harmful unless the missed nutrients are replaced. One in five 18-25-year-olds they surveyed said they had cut out or significantly reduced dairy in their diet.
Professor Susan Lanham-New is a clinical advisor for the National Osteoporosis Society and head of the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Surrey. She tells Today having calcium in early life is crucial to good bone health later on.