Calcium-Rich Dairy Fights Fat

During your formative years, you were told to drink your milk because it was good for your bones. Since milk is a rich source of calcium, this is one old wives' tale that's pretty well supported by science. Research published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition suggests that getting the recommended daily allowance of dairy might also promote weight loss.

The study, which was backed by the British Heart Foundation, found that females who consumed an average of 1 to 3 serving of dairy per day had around 2.5 mm less body fat as compared to non-dairy eaters. When women averaged more than 3 serving a day, body fat was 5 mm less.

The Bigger Picture: Previous studies have linked calcium intake with weight reduction, so these findings are very supportive. Those who are watching fat and cholesterol can opt for supplemental dairy and calcium as a way to promote bone health and weight management.
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