Skim milk may not prevent obesity in young children

Skim milk may not prevent obesity in young children

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Skim milk may not prevent obesity in young children

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Does low fat or skim milk really help fight childhood obesity?

A study published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood suggests it could actually contribute to weight gain.

Researchers say they found, on average, kids who drank full fat milk weighed less than those who drank low fat or skim milk. They also found low fat milk drinkers were more likely to be overweight or obese by the age of four.

Experts say milk fat may make kids feel more full, which could reduce their appetite for other high calorie foods.

Related link:

Time.com: Skim milk may not lower obesity risk among children

 

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