Why Skim Milk May Not Be the Healthier Option

Why Skim Milk May Not Be the Healthier Option
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It's long been assumed that skim milk is a healthier alternative to whole milk as it contains the same vitamins and calcium levels with less calories. Even the United States Department of Agriculture advocates for lower-fat milks.

Today, some nutrition experts are challenging this fact. In the JAMA Pediatrics journal, Dr. David Ludwig, director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children's Hospital and Dr. Walter Willett, chair of the department of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health explain, "remarkably few randomized clinical trials have examined the effects of reduced-fat milk (0% to 2% fat content) compared with whole milk on weight gain or other health outcomes."

Check out the slideshow above to find out their reasoning behind why it may be better to drink whole milk after all.