EAT­ING FULL FAT DAIRY TO PRE­VENT CANCER

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This trend is so new, you may not have heard about it yet, but bring on the but­ter (in mod­er­a­tion, of course)! Full­fat dairy prod­ucts, in­clud­ing whole milk, cheese and yo­gurt, are linked to a host of health im­prove­ments, from pre­vent­ing obe­sity to mit­i­gat­ing type 2 di­a­betes to pre­vent­ing cancer-caus­ing cell for­ma­tion. It all comes down to a type of nat­u­rally oc­cur­ring fatty acid in milk called con­ju­gated linoleic acid (CLA), says Bris­sette. This pow­er­house has been shown to sup­press cancer cell growth at rel­a­tively low doses in var­i­ous stud­ies. VER­DICT “You don’t want to overdo it on sat­u­rated fats,” says Bris­sette, in part be­cause ex­perts don’t yet know how much CLA we need for pos­i­tive health ben­e­fits. But she rec­om­mends en­joy­ing whole milk in your cof­fee or opt­ing for “real” ver­sions of foods.

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