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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