Skim Milk Is Making You Fat
story published last week in the U.K.'s Daily Mail cites multiple sources that throw the health and diet benefits of low-fat dairy products into question.
One study, done by David Ludwig, of Boston's Children Hospital, and Dr. Walter Willett, of the Harvard School of Public Health, says that people who drink low calorie beverages are likely to eat more because the lower calorie drinks are less filling.
Another article in Time magazine reports that "a study published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood in March, scientists found that kids who drank lower-fat milks were actually more likely to be overweight later on. The article goes on to say:
The Daily Mail story also points out that full fat milk only has 3-4% fat, which isn't really very much.
And so, if you're looking to maintain a healthy diet, perhaps the best thing would be to eat things in their natural state rather than reduced fat versions, and just to eat less of the other crap that's the real problem.
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