Rethinking Whole Milk vs. Low-Fat Milk

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There is an interesting article on the npr.com blog site “the salt” about results from a new study, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, of preschool-aged children that finds that low-fat milk was associated with higher weight. This is especially confusing to those who are routinely guided by pediatricians to switch their children to low-fat milk at age 2. And also counterintuitive to the logic that lower fat intake should equate lower body fat. Interestingly, this study is not the first to reach this conclusion. Although the study was not comprehensive, certainly the findings should prompt further research and dialogue with health care providers.

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