DAIRY INTAKE LEADS TO MODEST WEIGHT REDUCTION – (05-08-05)By
Dairy products do not lead to alterations in body weight or fat mass in young women in a 1-y intervention
Most physicians that stay current with the medical literature are not big fans of dairy for a variety of reasons. The recent barrage of “drink your milk and fit into your bikini by summer” ad campaigns must be a boon for the radio and TV networks, but are based on one study that showed a very modest weight reduction with dairy intake (I believe it was worth about 3 lbs over 6 months).
The advertising that has gone into making the American public believe that dairy is an absolutely essential part of a healthy lifestyle is truly one for the textbooks. There is scant evidence to support the claims of the dairy industry, and much research to the contrary.
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 2,000 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information