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Study: Skim Milk Does Not Combat Childhood Obesity

A new study reveals that drinking skim milk may not help children maintain healthy weights.

A new study printed in the Archives of Disease in Childhood says low-fat milk might not curb extra pounds. While recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association state that children should consume skim or low-fat milk, researchers from the University of Virginia School of Medicine found that kids who consistently drank one-percent milk were 57 percent more likely to be overweight. Dr. Mark DeBoer of the AAP Committee on Nutrition suggests dairy recommendations be reconsidered and points out veganism’s benefit of low saturated fat. “The logic behind these AAP recommendations is that if children drink reduced-fat milk, this results in overall fewer calories consumed. It has been well established that as compared to traditional plant-based diets, Western diets high in saturated fat are associated with increased weight gain,” says DeBoer.

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