Harvard professors say lowfat milk may deliver more weight gain than people think

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  • Wally West SLC, UT
    July 5, 2013 10:27 p.m.

    To 'redshirt'

    Known fact: Caffeine is an appetite suppressant & diuretic. Can you substantiate the craving for carbs after caffeine?

    Having a fast metabolism and physically demanding job, caffeine doesn't affect me the same as everyone else. It all boils down to moderation and the individual knowing themselves. Essentially what Mukkake said.

    The label on 2% milk says there are 12g of Carbs (all sugars) per serving. So, the Harvard study is a waste of money. Trusting the Ivy league is a receipe for disaster.

    There have been studies about how great vitamin D is. Milk is a great source. I can't help but think is a ploy to deprive humans of a vital nutrient.

  • Mukkake Salt Lake City, UT
    July 5, 2013 2:26 p.m.

    Obesity = caloric input > caloric output.

    Eat less and/or do more.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    July 4, 2013 4:30 a.m.

    Another confirmation of my philosophy and trust in natural whole foods to be healthy and have a nutritious and healthy diet. Taking nutrition our bodies need and rely on out of food is why americans health is so bad in all things. From cancer to sobriety to aches and pains, they bodies of American people are being deprived of the nature foods and elements we need to be healthy and fit.

    Milk and adulterated milk products are coming to light and the carnage has made our childern fat, unhealthy, tired, and mentally unstable for the many years governemnt has been trying to control our diet with fake food. Its not the natural foods in excess we should worry about, its the unnatural and adulterated "taste like" food creating health problems.

    Milk and milk products are crucial for healthy growth and their hunger and claim of starvation is because of lack of nutrition their bodies need and required for development. Brick by brick, our children have been stripped of the natural foods and nutrition to be healthy.

    You are what you eat and nutrition you don't eat. Whole milk butterfat is mandatory development food for children.

  • David Centerville, UT
    July 3, 2013 7:23 p.m.

    Look at the change in exercise, nutrition and diet in America during the past 40 years and you'll see why there is increasing obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and a number of other health problems among our population.

    Soft drinks, corn syrup, processed foods, sugar contant.

    It would be wise to move more toward the diet described in Doctrine & Covenants 89, known as the "Word of Wisdom". Whole grains, vegetables, fruits, foods in their seasons, small amounts of meat.

    We need to get up off the couch and move our bodies, exercise.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    July 3, 2013 5:10 p.m.

    The pancreas in the belly to starts the process of how the food will be used or stored as fat. With all the petrol that is in sprays and fertilizer's the food additives will make the pancreas have problems causing back pains and a lot of stuff like your kidneys, lungs and heart to stop. The pancreas leaks acids to brake down food, it can brake you down to.

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    July 3, 2013 2:01 p.m.

    To "Wally West" there are also studies out there that show that the stimulant effect is not good when you are drinking caffinated drinks and NOT exercising. The caffine boosts up a person's metabolism, and gives them cravings for carbs. Since they just have a slight metabolism boost, and an increase craving for carbs, they over eat and put on weight because of the cravings induced by the caffiene.

    Think of it like turning on the turbo boost only to have that extra energy used for eating instead of exercising.

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    July 3, 2013 1:31 p.m.

    to Redshirt1701

    Caffeine is a stimulant. I've seen publications recommending this substance before workouts for the purpose of fat burning.

    The obesity culprits are overdoing unhealthy fats, salt, & sugar.

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    July 3, 2013 1:25 p.m.

    The article implies that they dump sugar into 2% milk. Not quite.
    The average lactose content of whole milk is 4.8%.
    The average lactose content of 2% is 4.9%. Nothing to write home about.
    You ARE getting half the milk fat when you drink 2% vs. whole milk.
    2% milk is still a wise choice if you are going to drink milk. The sugar trade-off is miniscule. And you could do much worse sugar-wise with other drink choices.

    July 3, 2013 11:55 a.m.

    I seriously doubt anyone has ever gotten fat by drinking milk. As has been mentioned, there are many far more likely culprits, namely sugar in just about everything we eat.

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    July 3, 2013 11:25 a.m.

    To "cjb" there is some research out there that some of the obesity problems come from the caffiene that is in everything. There is also research out there showing that the processed foods play a role in obesity.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    July 3, 2013 10:10 a.m.

    Take out the fat, add sugar.

    Something's wrong with the way we produce our food in this country.

  • dumprake Washington, UT
    July 3, 2013 10:07 a.m.

    Except children don't drink milk anymore, they drink soda by the gallons, fruit juices, coolaid, etc. Milk is an insignificant part of the AMerican diet. You can ignore this "learned" conclusion.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    July 3, 2013 9:52 a.m.

    Several years ago farmers started giving a hormone to cows so they would give more milk. I wonder if this is why people are now more prone to be fat.