The New York Times sets the record straight on milk. Despite all the nanny warnings about the dangers of drinking it, the Times says: “In addition to building bones, the calcium and other components in milk may help to prevent hypertension (and, thus, heart disease and stroke) and cancers of the breast and colon. Milk is also a good source of other vital nutrients, including vitamins A and D, riboflavin, protein, phosphorus and the trace elements copper, zinc and manganese.”