Cheese, milk and yoghurt haven't always received the best wrap when trying to lose weight. But the international journal of obesity suggests dairy may be the key to losing centimetres from the waistline.
TODAY nutritionist Joanna McMillan joined the team with the details.
Dairy no enemy to dieters, study reveals
CHEESE, milk, yoghurt and other dairy foods could help dieters lose those extra kilos, a new scientific study suggests.
Researchers reviewed clinical trials involving 883 adults, which delved into how eating dairy food impacted on people's weight, body fat, waistlines and lean muscle mass.
The authors of the article, published this month in the International Journal of Obesity, said they wanted to reveal more about the relationship between weight loss and dairy consumption.
From comparing studies, they argued that boosting dairy intake without cutting energy intake might not lead to a significant change in weight.
But if adults included three to four servings of dairy per day in an energy-restricted diet they were likely to experience weight loss, as well as a shrinking of the waistline.
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