Whole Milk Could Help Kids Avoid Obesity

New research may change the way you think about whole milk.

A study by St. Michael’s Hospital of Unity Health in Toronto found that children who drink whole milk are 40% less likely to be obese or overweight compared to kids drinking reduced-fat milk.

According to Study Finds: " 28 studies from seven different countries were included in the research, and each study had focused on the effect of drinking milk on children’s weight.

According to a news release from St. Michael's: “The majority of children in Canada and the United States consume cow’s milk on a daily basis and it is a major contributor of dietary fat for many children,” says Dr. Jonathon Maguire, lead author of the review and a pediatrician at St. Michael’s Hospital. “In our review, children following the current recommendation of switching to reduced-fat milk at age two were not leaner than those consuming whole milk.”

The study is published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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