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Friday, 1 June 2018

Two cups of milk every day can protect obese children from diabetes, metabolic syndrome 

NEW YORK: Is your child obese? If so, drinking at least two servings of any type of cows' milk each day are more likely to have lower fasting insulin, indicating better blood sugar control -- risk factors for metabolic syndrome, according to a study.

Metabolic syndrome is defined as the presence of at least three of five conditions that increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke--high blood pressure, high levels of blood sugar or triglycerides, excess belly fat, and low "good" cholesterol levels  

The results showed that children who drank less than one cup of milk each day had significantly higher levels of fasting insulin than those who drank less than or at least two cups a day.

"Our findings indicate that obese children who consume at least the daily recommended amount of milk may have more favourable sugar handling and this could help guard against metabolic syndrome," said Michael Yafi from the University of Texas Health Science Centre, US

For the study, the team analysed 353 obese kids and adolescents aged three to 18 years and recorded information on daily milk intake, milk types, sugary drinks intake, fasting blood glucose, and insulin sensitivity.

The results presented at 2018 European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Austria, showed that kids who drank at least two cups of milk a day no association between milk intake and blood glucose or lipid levels.

Another study, presented at the 2018 ECO, stated that dairy products had no link in the development of childhood obesity, as thought earlier.

According to the researchers, no evidence was found to suggest that body fatness varied by type of milk or dairy products, or with age .. 



Lisa Isabella Russo said...

That's interesting, thank you!

William Kendall said...

Milk's good for you.

happyone said...

I still drink my two cups of milk every day and I haven't been a kid for a long time. : )

Jan (JFM) said...

I drink milk everyday and I am almost 72 years old!

Out on the prairie said...

A classmate in grade school went and got a milk during the day twicwe which we thought neat. Inever thought about him also getting shots and blood checks

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Interesting read about that.

Denise inVA said...

I always enjoy your articles, very interesting. I love a glass of milk, always have.

DUTA said...

Milk should definitely be part of a family's daily menu. How much? Well, our body will tell us, and not this or that research, but it's good to read that milk drinking is good.

Pam Jackson said...

Very interesting. I used to love milk, drank it all the time now I never buy it. I was drinking probably more than I needed.

carol l mckenna said...

Hmm ~ interesting post ~

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Conniecrafter said...

very interesting, maybe that was my problem and still is today, I am not a milk drinker, I have it with cereal every once in a great while but I can go weeks without milk, but I do love my cheese

Magic Love Crow said...

This is really interesting! Thank you!!! Big Hugs!