March 13, 2007
Recent studies have brought an interesting topic to question: Do dairy products (milk in particular) play a key role in successful weight loss? This question has had scientist doing studies to prove or disprove this theory to the public.
The fact of the matter is that although in some studies it did show that volunteers taking dairy products in conjunction with a low calorie diet did lose more weight than those who were just watching their calories, it isn’t enough to prove positive weight loss results with dairy. In other occasions, the dairy product had no affect whatsoever with the person’s weight loss success.
However, it is very important to choose the proper dairy product. All dairy products consumed should be reduced fat or fat free because dairy can have a lot of fat, which is the last thing a person needs when they’re trying to lose those extra pounds.
Studies have shown that children gain weight with increased dairy intake do to its high fat content. This is probably do to the fact that children are given regular dairy products and not low fat products.
So the truth is that it isn’t quite certain yet, whether or not dairy makes a big difference in weight loss or any difference at all for that matter. But it doesn’t really matter whether dairy helps you lose weight or not, dairy is a very good source of calcium and should be consumed daily in order to prevent serious illness such as osteoporosis. So no matter how you look at it, milk just does a body good.