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Skim Milk | Healthy Food of the Day by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted Fri 26 Sep 2008 3:21pm Learn how adding skim milk to your diet can help you build muscle, strengthen bones and maybe even lose some body fat along the way. “Milk - it does a body good” has a new meaning for people looking to add muscle, stave-off bone loss and reduce body fat. A flurry of research — albeit, mostly funded by the dairy industry — over the past few ... Read on »
Is Skim Milk Healthy? by Robin P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 16 Oct 2009 10:00pm I don't drink skim milk. A minor reason is flavor - flavor is in the fat. Average butterfat content from old-fashioned cows at the turn of the century was over 4% (or more than 50% of calories). Today butterfat comprises less than 3% (or less than 35% of calories). Worse, consumers have been duped into believing that low-fat and skim mil ... Read on »
Whole milk may be better for kids than skim milk by Niell A. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Wed 03 Jul 2013 6:31pm By  MICHELLE CASTILLO Whole milk may be the better option when giving children the dairy drink, researchers suggest.In a viewpoint published on July 1 in  JAMA Pediatrics , Dr. David S. Ludwig, an endocrinologist at Boston Children's Hospital, and Dr. Walter C. Willet, Fredrick John Stare professor of epidemiology and nutrition chair at ... Read on »
Skim and Semi-Skim Milk is Worst For Cancer by russelleaton Posted Sat 26 Dec 2009 9:26am Health conscious people often opt for skim or semi-skim milk thinking it is better for health. Unfortunately, this is proving to be a bad choice when it comes to cancer. There is increasing evidence that dairy milk significantly increases the risk of various types of cancer, but this risk is greater with skim milk. There are several studie ... Read on »
Why I Don't Drink Skim Milk by Robin P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 05 Dec 2008 7:21am The first reason I don't drink skim milk is flavor - flavor is in the fat. Second, butterfat helps the body digest the protein, and bones require saturated fats in particular to lay down calcium. Third, the cream contains the vital fat-soluble vitamins A and D. Without vitamin D, less than 10 percent of dietary calcium is absorbed. In ... Read on »
Skim Milk Consumption In Children Doesn’t Prevent Obesity by Lena Butler Posted Thu 21 Mar 2013 4:00am For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Heart Association (AHA) recommended skim  or low-fat milk for children after age two, particularly in kids who stand a risk of becoming overweight. But a new study suggests that choosing skim or low-fat milk over whole milk is not necessarily the key in preventing [...] Read on »
Skim milk tastes gross by Laura Patient Expert Posted Sat 29 Jan 2011 8:55pm I dutifully switched to skim milk in the 80s, but switched to real milk some years back even though I know people look askance. I've read the data and I have lost my own fear of fat - dairy and otherwise. These days it is a radical act to actually eat food that is satisfying, and to BE satisfied. And guess what? I feel better physically ... Read on »
Skim Milk May Be Best Muscle Builder by onhealthfood Posted Mon 20 Dec 2010 6:21am CNN.com reports that a study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that skim milk will help build almost twice the amount of muscle as soy beverages post-workout.  Whey and soy proteins are quickly digested and temporarily increase amino acid levels in the blood.  But, milk proteins, such as casein, provide a gradual and ... Read on »
Switch to Skim Milk Won't Prevent Toddler's Obesity by Medline Plus Posted Mon 18 Mar 2013 7:00pm Surprise finding runs counter to standard recommendations from doctors' groups Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Obesity in Children Read on »
You Ask, I Answer: Skim vs. 2% Milk by Andy B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 3:48pm I'm still confused about which kind [of milk] to buy. [Reduced fat, or 2%] tastes better than skim, but is it too high in fat for daily consumption? -- Anonymous Via the blog "Reduced fat" (2%) milk isn't really that high in total fat. An eight-ounce cup of it contains 123 calories and five grams of fat. This certainly isn ... Read on »