January 2017 Issue

Dairy Fat Debate

What’s best, low-fat or full-fat dairy products? EN weighs in on the science.

Is butter back? Should you be adding cream to your coffee and eating full-fat yogurt? Studies have long supported the benefits of dairy for promoting health, including healthy bones and blood pressure, and helping to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. And newer research suggests that those benefits can come from a range of dairy products that includes fat-free, reduced fat, and whole fat dairy.

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