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  • Ads tell us milk does a body good. But are we talking whole milk or 2%? It’s not what you think.

  • Hi guys, Lissette here for DNews.

  • If you were a child of the eighties or nineties your parents likely poured you some low fat milk, it was all the rave.

  • In fact in 1985, the United States Department of Agriculture officially recommended a switch to skim milk, three glasses of it a day.

  • But, more recently, weve begun collecting evidence that says the USDA might be missing an important piece of the story.

  • In a recent study published in the journal Circulation, researchers looked at data that spanned about 15 years.

  • They were specifically interested in how dairy fat biomarkers in the blood are related to diabetes.

  • What they found might surprise the USDA.

  • Higher concentrations of dairy fat biomarkers were associated with lowered risk of diabetes.

  • And whole milk has been tied to more than just a decrease in diabetes.

  • Another study published in the Journal of American Nutrition looked at its relation to obesity in more than 18,000 women over the course of about 11 years.

  • They found that high dairy fat intake was associated with less weight gain and lowered risk of obesity.

  • In fact, a meta-review of 25 different studies published in the European Journal of Nutrition, supports these findings.

  • Researchers found that there are no benefits linked to low fat dairy compared to whole fat.

  • When it comes to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, people who consume either products come out about the same.

  • What’s more, their data indeed indicated that full-fat dairy is associated with lower obesity rates.

  • Eighteen of the 25 studies showed that participants were either at lower risk for obesity, experienced less weight gain, or weighed less overall than those who consumed low fat dairy.

  • The results for the other seven were inconclusive; but altogether these studies suggest that at the very least, full fat milk is on par with skim milk.

  • But this isn’t really a story about milk.

  • Were not suggesting you go chug down a glass.

  • In fact, if youre like two thirds of the population, the lactose in it will cause some nasty side-effects.

  • And it’s not really a story about fat, either.

  • Rather, it’s more about what we do when we cut the fat.

  • See, what some scientists think ends up happening when we drink low fat milk, is that our bodies try to make up for the lost calories.

  • Simply put we stay hungrier than if we were to drink whole milk.

  • And rather than reaching for, say a zucchini or cooking up a chicken breast, we tend to load up on carbs.

  • Our body then turns excess carbohydrates into sugar, which then gets stored in our bodies as fat, yes, those fluffy love handles.

  • It’s sort of ironic that cutting fat in our diets leads to more fat on our bodies, but this is exactly what’s happening.

  • In short, all these associations between milk fat and its benefits may be due to our behavior, not what milk fat does to our bodies specifically.

  • So before you go inhale a glass of whole milk hoping to be healthier, you might instead want to pay attention to the variety of foods youre eating and drinking.

  • And if you're not into cals in milk at all, because who's a fan of gas or bloating anyway?

  • You might want to go for some soy, coconut, or almond milk instead.

  • But which one of these is better? Julia has a scoop here.

  • But soymilk is pretty good for you!

  • It has just as much protein as regular milk, more fiber, and soy has been shown to lower bad cholesterol and raise the good kind, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology.

  • Other studies like one published in Circulation showed that soy products can reduce blood pressure.

  • What do you pour into your cereal? Personally, I love almond milk.

  • Share your thoughts in the comments, and remember to subscribe, so you'll never miss an episode of Dnews.

  • Thanks for watching guys!

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