Diets which cut out dairy food could be a “ticking time bomb” for young people’s bone health, a charity is warning.
A National Osteoporosis Society survey received a fifth of under 25 s are cutting out or reducing dairy in their diet.
It said it was concerned many young adults were putting their health at risk by following feeing fads.
Eliminating milk products entirely can be harmful unless the missed nutrients are replaced, says the society.
The charity surveyed 2,000 adults, including 239 for the purposes of the age of 25 and 339 aged 25 -3 5.
Almost 70% of those aged 18 -3 5 year olds were currently or had previously been dieting.
One in five 18 -2 5-year-olds said they had cut out or significantly reduced dairy in their diet.
Milk and dairy food, such as cheese and yoghurt, are important sources of calcium for strong bones.