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Low-Fat Milk Linked to Increased Obesity in Children

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Even Taylor Swift is surprised about the new research that continues to debunk the theory that low-fat diets are the solution to our obesity epidemic.  One of the more recent studies focuses on whole milk, and the findings that high-fat milk is actually healthier than low-fat.  Clearly more studies need to focus on the evils of carbohydrates, sugars, and processed food in general.

“Our original hypothesis was that children who drank high-fat milk, either whole milk or 2% would be heavier because they were consuming more saturated fat calories. We were really surprised when we looked at the data and it was very clear that within every ethnicity and every socioeconomic strata, that it was actually the opposite, that children who drank skim milk and 1% were heavier than those who drank 2% and whole,” says DeBoer, who is also the chair-elect for the AAP Committee on Nutrition.

Press Release from University of Virginia
http://news.virginia.edu/content/uva-study-children-drinking-low-fat-milk-gain-similar-amount-weight-those-drinking-whole

Rebecca Romijn Got Milk Campaign

Related study from several years ago that points to a similar conclusion.
http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=486041

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