Low-fat milk might not help kids lose weight

April 29, 2011 2:40:06 PM PDT
Children who drink low-fat milk may be getting less saturated fat, but they don't actually lose weight, according to a new report from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Instead of trimming their waistlines, researchers say, children in the low-fat group seem to compensate by eating more calories from other sources.

Still, doctors say, there might be other benefits to cutting back on saturated. For example, it may help kids fight off heart disease as they grow up.