Skim milk may not lower obesity risk among children

imagery_16_10_08_000185A study published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood provides new evidence that children drinking skim milk or 1% milk weigh more than children drinking 2% or whole milk.  Dr. Mark Daniel DeBoer conducted this study with data collected from 10,700 children.  This study also correlated the milk fat content to BMI, showing that children drinking a milk with a higher fat content had lower BMIs.  This study suggests that, although it is recommended that children switch from whole fat milk to low fat milk after the age of 2, this may not aid in preventing obesity.  What are some of the recommendations you make to parents of your pediatric patients to prevent obesity?

 

To read more, please visit Time.

Image courtesy of [imagerymajestic]/www.freedigitalphotos.net

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: