Quitting smoking and losing weight are among the most common New Year’s resolutions made by Americans. When it comes to the losing weight, dairy can help.

A recent article in this newsletter cited research from Laval University in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, where researchers found that insufficient calcium intake may be part of the problem behind the obesity crisis. Dairy products can help address that problem.

To read an abstract of their research, click here.

This past weekend, another article summarized the research and agreed that dairy products may help Americans keep their New Year’s weight-loss resolutions. Read “Will dairy boost your weight-loss resolution?”