Correction to Whole Milk
July 21, 2005
In a previous Action Alert (July 10, 2005) we described a study
published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine as showing that low-fat milk is associated with weight gain but full-fat milk does not. This summary mischaracterizes the study, which did not find (or even look at) any association with full-fat milk and weight gain. The study did find, however, that dairy fat was not linked to weight gain, but that consumption of 1 percent milk in boys and skim milk in girls were significantly associated with BMI gain, as was total dietary calcium intake. The study stated that the amount of milk consumed had an impact on weight gain.
We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.