EATING FULL FAT DAIRY TO PREVENT CANCER
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.