Does Adding Milk Block the Benefits of Coffee?

How to choose the healthiest coffee and the effects of adding milk vs. soymilk.

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The video I referred to is Nutrient Blocking Effects of Dairy ( I was excited to see all the new data. Here’s more on the pros/cons of coffee:
• Coffee and Cancer (
• Preventing Liver Cancer with Coffee? (
• Coffee and Artery Function (
• Coffee and Mortality (

Here’s the effects of dairy on berries: Benefits of Blueberries for Blood Pressure May Be Blocked by Yogurt (

I can imagine folks wondering about other milks. Almond, rice, and coconut-based milks have so little protein that I doubt there’d be a blocking effects but they’ve never been tested directly to my knowledge.

Here’s some answers to common soy questions I get:
• BRCA Breast Cancer Genes and Soy (
• GMO Soy and Breast Cancer (
• Who Shouldn’t Eat Soy? (
• Is Soy Healthy for Breast Cancer Survivors? (
• Soy Phytoestrogens for Menopause Hot Flashes (
• How to Convert Into an Equol Producer (

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