Hypertension—high blood pressure—is a serious health concern in the African American community, especially among black women (an estimated 35 percent suffer from it).  A new study published in The Hypertension Journal from the American Heart Association suggests one way to fight this epidemic—drinking fat-free milk and other fat-free dairy products. Harvard researchers saw that women who drank two glasses of fat-free milk had a 10 percent reduction in risk of developing hypertension than those who drank higher-fat milk or took Vitamin D/Calcium supplements.

Milk does do a body good.