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   Full Fat Milk Could Be Linked To Low BMI
by Jane Byrne, Food
Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 2:34PM EST

Children who consumed full fat milk regularly had a lower body mass index (BMI) compared to those who seldom or never drank milk, claims a Swedish study.

With obesity rates on the rise, the relationship between dairy and weight management has come under scrutiny. The high fat content in cheese, cream and other dairy products have prompted some nutritionists to link dairy to weight gain. However, some recent studies have indicated otherwise.

Susanne Eriksson, a researcher based at University of Gothenburg, investigated, for her PhD research thesis, the nutritional intake, bone mineralization and metabolism markers in a group of healthy eight-year-olds, relating these parameters to body composition, growth, socio-economic variables, physical activity and health.

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