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Children who drink full-fat milk are less likely to become overweight

Written By Betty van der Mark on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 | 3:13 AM

It said that a study of eight-year-old children found that those who drank the most full-fat milk had a lower body mass index (BMI). The finding that full-fat milk was associated with lower BMI is unexpected and the researcher herself was surprised by this. Two theories are put forward: either the children who drink full-fat milk have fewer snacks and sugary drinks, or their diets.

Both theories are plausible, but these results need to be repeated in a larger group of children to see if the same links are found. People should not give their children full-fat milk to reduce their BMI on the basis of this research.

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