Lifestyle

Milk helps beat fat

© istockphoto.com/lisegagne

A GLASS of milk could be a girl's new best friend when it comes to a healthy body weight.

A new study published in the European Journal of Paediatrics found teenage girls who drank milk were more likely to carry less body fat and had a lower Body Mass Index.

The research recently published in the European Journal of Paediatrics involved 1001 males and females aged 15-18 years.

Researchers measured weight and height and body fat percentage, and gathered data on milk and dairy consumption.

They found the girls who were consuming more milk were more likely to have a lower BMI and a lower percentage of body fat. The results included consumption of both regular and low-fat milk.

While the same results were not seen in boys, dairy food consumption overall did not increase their risk of being overweight.

The researchers suggested important nutrients found in milk such as calcium and protein may be responsible for the positive results.

Dairy Australia dietician Glenys Zucco said the calcium found in milk may help prevent fat being stored in the body and milk's unique whey protein levels is thought to suppress appetite.

But many Australian teenage girls are missing out on milk's benefits.

A serve of dairy is equal to a glass of milk, a tub of yogurt or two slices of cheese.

 

Fast facts

  • 73% of women, 58% of men, 83% of girls and 62% of boys do not get enough dairy.
  • Dairy foods are linked to reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and colorectal cancer
Gympie Times

Topics:  dairy, milk



Tickets to elite double header now on sale

 Tickets are now on sale for the Westfield W-League/Hyundai A-League double header.

TICKETS are now on sale for the double header

OPINION: The great white shark hype

Great white shark smiling in the blue ocean

If there's a shark sighting, I want to know about it

Coffs a hot spot for X Factor star

GET READY: Taylor Henderson will be performing in Coffs Harbour on Wednesday night.

Taylor Henderson loves performing outside the big cities

Local Partners

Trump's comments make light of statutory rape

Trevor Noah has gone to town on Donald Trump's sexism

Forza Horizon 3 review: Australia's never looked so good

Fancy racing a freight train?

Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Twelve Apostles feature

Tommy goes home in emotional Bachelorette episode

The Bachelorette contestant Tommy Saggus.

BRISBANE bachelor hopes show will give him more confidence.

Carlos Santana added to Bluesfest 2017 line up

Carlos Santana at Bluesfest 2013.

Calling all local black magic women

The Dixie Chicks to headline 2017 CMC Rocks festival

US country music group The Dixie Chicks.

ORGANISERS move festival dates to lock in US country music stars.

Beach-side real estate starts at $85k on Fraser Coast

HERVEY BAY REAL ESTATE: You can buy this townhouse in Scarness for under $300k.

Live your beach-living dream locally.

Spring property hard to find

SHORT ON SELLERS: Spring is yet to see the usual influx of vendors keen to sell.

Spring selling season off to a slow start

Coffs region is hot property

The region’s housing market is looking up, with projects on the radar in Tannum Sands and Boyne Island.

Units and houses are both pulling strong returns for Coffs

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record