Skimmed milk ineffective against toddler obesity: Study
PARIS (AFP) - Giving your toddler skimmed or semi-skimmed milk is unlikely to make inroads against the risk of obesity, a large study conducted among American children has found.
Researchers trawled through data from a long-term probe into the health of 10,700 children born in 2001.
Parents or caregivers were asked about milk consumption when the infant was two and were questioned again two years later, when the child was again weighed and measured.
Overweight or obesity was widespread: 30.1 per cent of the children at two years fell into this category, rising to 32.2 per cent at the age of four.