ABC News recognizes weight-loss advantages of dairy

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Often, the national media takes a lukewarm attitude toward meat and dairy products. But ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” has teamed up with Reader’s Digest to provide information about weight loss — and perhaps expose some myths in the process.

And dairy comes out looking pretty good in the process.

Here is what ABC News and Reader’s Digest have to say:

“Unfortunately some myths persist that dairy sabotages weight loss, but science proves this couldn't be further from the truth. Research shows that those who have deficiencies in calcium hold a greater fat mass and experience less control of their appetite. What's more, studies have found that dairy sources of calcium — like yogurt, low- or nonfat cheese, and milk — are markedly more effective in accelerating fat loss than other sources.

“In one study out of the University of Tennessee, researchers showed that eating three servings of dairy daily significantly reduced body fat in obese subjects. If they restricted calories a bit while continuing with the same dairy servings, it accelerated fat and weight loss.”   

Read the full article, “13 Things Diet Experts Won’t Tell You About Weight Loss.”

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