Harvard Scientist Urge People To Stop Drinking Low-Fat Milk As It Brings Danger To One's Health



Most of us grew up believing that cow’s milk was good for us, and that our bones will crumble if we don’t drink enough of it.

Vegans may have had it right all along; while raw, organic milk offers numerous health benefits, a Harvard researcher and pediatrician argues that conventional milk and dairy products alike are a detriment to your health – thanks to added health-compromising sweeteners.

Harvard scientist David Ludwig has joined thousands of others who question the truthfulness of that. In his recent article, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, he specifically addressed the hype of reduced-fat milk.

Low-fat milk became popular back when obesity cases were at it's peak. Fat is usually taken out from an ordinary cow's milk but what people doesn't know was when fats were replaced by sugars that can be potentially more harmful than its fatty predecessor. 

When it comes to reduced-fat milk (0% to 2% fat content), Ludwig claimed that there are few  clinical trials that would look at the effects of low-fat milk compared to whole milk in relation to weight gain and other health outcomes.

Even before this, some studies had already shown that when people consume reduced-fat milk, they feel less satiated which means they compensate or even over-compensate by eating more of other foods and actually increase their caloric intake.



Dr. Ludwig also discussed the benefits of full-fat milk contrary to what most people think about it.  He said that some do fear that full-fat milk causes cardiovascular diseases due to it's high content of saturated fat (60% of milk fat). Little do we know that these fat in milk increases the good cholesterol - high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol which has a cardio protective effect.  

A 2010 study concluded that there is no significant evidence that would link dietary saturated fat with an increased risk of coronary heart disease or cardiovascular disease.

Full-fat dairy products might even promote heart health, control diabetes, aid in vitamin absorption, lower bowel cancer risk, and aid in weight loss.

Dr. Ludwig points out that humans have no nutritional requirement for animal milk. In fact, if we look at it on a gram for gram basis, some other foods have more calcium than milk, for example, broccoli, kale, arugula, or spinach. Good sources are also sardines, nuts, seeds, and beans.

So unless you are planning to grow into a big cow, you don’t really need to drink that much milk for the sake of calcium. You should instead look for other sources.

(Source: Forbes , Harvard.Edu)
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