Sunday March 29, 2020

Children Who Consume Whole Milk Are Less Likely To Be Overweight: Study

The majority of children in Canada and the United States consume cow's milk on a daily basis and it is a major contributor of dietary fat for many children

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The study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, analysed 28 studies from seven countries that explored the relationship between children drinking cow's milk and the risk of being overweight or obese. Pixabay

 Parents, please take note. Researchers have found that children who drank whole milk had 40 per cent lower odds of being overweight or obese compared to children who consumed reduced-fat milk.

The study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, analysed 28 studies from seven countries that explored the relationship between children drinking cow’s milk and the risk of being overweight or obese.

All studies together involved almost 21,000 children between age one and 18 and showed that children who drank reduced-fat milk have a lower risk of being overweight or obese.

Eighteen of the 28 studies suggested children who drank whole milk were less likely to be overweight or obese, the study said.

“All of the studies we examined were observational studies, meaning that we cannot be sure if whole milk caused the lower risk of overweight or obesity. Whole milk may have been related to other factors which lowered the risk of overweight or obesity,” said study lead author Jonathon Maguire from St. Michael’s Hospital in Canada.

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Researchers have found that children who drank whole milk had 40 per cent lower odds of being overweight or obese compared to children who consumed reduced-fat milk. Pixabay

The findings challenge Canadian and international guidelines that recommend children consume reduced-fat cow milk instead of whole milk starting at age two to reduce the risk of obesity.

“The majority of children in Canada and the United States consume cow’s milk on a daily basis and it is a major contributor of dietary fat for many children,” Maguire said.

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“In our review, children following the current recommendation of switching to reduced-fat milk at age two were not leaner than those consuming whole milk,” Maguire added. (IANS)

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Here’s Your 20-Minutes Workout Module

A 20 min workout module to follow at home

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You need not go out to follow your workout routine. Pixabay

Fitness freaks who are unable to hit the gym due to the nationwide lockdown, need not worry. Here is a 20-minute HRX Workout module which can help you prevent that extra kilo that you might put on during this lazy period of sitting at home and doing absolutely nothing.

And the best part about the module is that it suits all body types and hence can be followed without any hesitation. This is a fitness article.

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Here is a 20-minute HRX Workout module which can help you prevent that extra kilo that you might put on during this lazy period of sitting at home and doing absolutely nothing. Pixabay

Beast hold

Get down on all fours, arms in line with shoulders, quadriceps in line with the hips and knees just off the ground; hold that position. It activates your core and quadriceps.

Crab reach

Sit on the ground, feet flat and hands close to the butt. Raise your hips just off the ground, as much as possible, so you form a table-like position. Lift the right hand off the ground, twist your torso and point towards the left side. Do this on the other side. This strengthens the posterior chain: the lower back, glutes and hamstrings.

Alternating front step

Get into the beast hold. Put your right foot forward, in line with the hands, while lifting the right hand off the ground and stretching it forward. Do this on the other side. It improves the mobility of the hip flexor muscles.

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The best part about a home workout module is that it suits all body types. Pixabay

Deadbug

Lie on the ground, legs off the ground, knees at a 90-degree angle and hands raised towards the ceiling. Lower the right arm backwards, keeping it close to the ears, while extending the left leg at the same time. Keep alternating between opposite limbs. One of the best core activating movements, it teaches people how to brace the core muscles in complicated movements and lengthens the abdominal muscles.

Strict press

Stand with feet in line with the hips. Place a barbell on the shoulders, raising the elbow up to create a ‘rack’ for it. Press the bar up totally, extending the elbow, activating the shoulder. Keep repeating. This strengthens shoulders and also engages the abdominal muscles.

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Jumping jacks

Stand straight, feet comfortably apart, and hands by your side. Jump out with your feet landing wider than your shoulders and swing your arms overhead at the same time. Jump back to start position and repeat. (IANS)