Skim Milk Doesn’t Do a Body Good


Dairy lovers on a diet have long turned to skim and 1% milk as an easy way to cut calories. So, it’s perhaps counter-intuitive to learn the results of a new large study, which found that children who drink lower fat milks actually weigh more than their 2% and whole milk-drinking counterparts. Say what?!

For nearly a decade, major medical organizations have recommended that children drink skim or 2% milk to combat obesity. But this new study found that the higher the fat in the milk the thousands of child participants drank, the lower their Body Mass Index (BMI) scores were. The results even surprised the researchers — they also factored in ethnic and socioeconomic differences –and they’re suggesting that theserecommendations be reconsidered in light of the new evidence.

So how on earth is it possible that children who consume milk with a lower calorie and fat content are more likely to be overweight? If you think about it, it’s not that crazy: whole and 2% milk just might make children fuller, and less prone to overeating, than skim and 1% milk.

There you have it, another reason to skip on skim milk; your taste buds will thank you, too!

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Sam Dyson
Past Member about a year ago


Jennifer F.
Jennifer Fabout a year ago

Get your own facts for you and your children with a professional and not from the internet!

Wendi M.
Wendi Mabout a year ago


Marilyn D.
Marilyn Dabout a year ago

The recommendations keep changing: first whole milk has too many calories, and now they say skim milk causes more weight gain. Also, butter has high cholesterol, but now margarine is very bad for you, etc. It appears that you usually can't go wrong with whole or natural foods and drinks, as long as they aren't loaded with pesticides and hormones! Too bad we all can't go back to buying from the smaller, local family farms, instead of all of the factory farms that only care about their profits and not our health. I guess the bottom line is go local if you can.

Marianne R.
Marianne R1 years ago

Thank you

J H.
J. H2 years ago

No good on the taste buds either. Ick!

Melissa DogLover
Melissa DogLover2 years ago

I'm happy that I can't stand drinking that stuff.... too watery and watered down for me to drink it or like it--- yuck!!!!

Sarah M.
Sarah M2 years ago

I just love milk; I don't care what kind :D Mother's milk, cow's milk, almond, soy, rice, etc. they're all good!

Fi T.
Past Member 2 years ago

Make the best choice for the future

Dianne Dunn
Past Member 2 years ago

I usually buy skim from a company that adds no hormones and the cows eat grass that has not been sprayed, however I have heard that Goat's Milk is far better for us than cow's milk. My son is going to buy a couple of goat's as he is allergic to cow's milk. I'm looking forward to trying it and if I like it I will switch over. He has researched cow and goat's milk and suggests that I should not drink cow's milk at all. I'll check that out. Thanks for this info.