How Healthy is 2% Milk?

Another study investigating the effects of dairy on human health and aging has found that swapping typical 2-percent milk for the lower-fat 1-percent milk has a noticeable positive impact on one’s rate of aging. The study joins an existing body of research on dairy and its potential impact on everything from acne to aging and the development of cancer.

It’s no secret that the dairy lobby is a massive one, something that has gone to great lengths to ensure dairy remains a common element in the Western diet. This industry has proven hostile toward research that challenges the idea that dairy is entirely healthy; it has even gone so far as to challenge the use of the term ‘milk’ with plant-based alternatives like soymilk and oat milk. 

Despite this, we’ve seen a growing number of studies that link dairy consumption with potentially problematic health outcomes, including faster aging and increased odds of developing cancer. Seemingly underscoring this body of research is a new study out of Brigham Young University, where researchers have found that switching from 2-percent to 1-percent milk is ‘significantly’ linked to longer telomeres and slower aging.

Excerpted from Slash Gear

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