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Thursday, May 27, 2010

To whole or not to whole?

 I use whole milk in my cereal and coffee, and I down a glass at night. Too much?

Men's Health answers
Actually, it's probably just enough. We've been told that whole milk is unhealthy, but that advice is based on old science that some scientists have soured on. Here's why: Saturated fat -- the kind found in milk -- does not appear to be linked to clogged coronary arteries. A 2010 review in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found no association between saturated fat intake and the development of heart disease and stroke. Plus, British researchers concluded that drinking two glasses of whole milk a day may actually reduce the risk of stroke by up to 20 percent. (Credit the calcium, which can help lower blood pressure.) And don't sweat the calories: The difference between whole and 2 percent milk is almost inconsequential -- 149 calories per cup versus 122.

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