Teen girls and boys who eat the recommended three servings of dairy products per day had lower body mass index and less body fat than those who ate fewer servings, according to a study in the most recent issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.

Study authors from the Boston University School of Medicine measured the daily dairy intake of 4,520 adolescent girls and boys between 12 and 16 years of age.

The study also examined the dairy intake of children between five and 11 years of age. However, no link was found between dairy consumption and weight loss in that age group.

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