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Growing up next to a farm in Vermont created a long lasting love of dairy: milk, yogurt, half & half, cheese and ice cream. I’m stunned when I meet someone who doesn’t drink milk. Really? I think, are you serious? How can you not like a cold glass of milk after dinner? I was thrilled when I was writing the SWG to learn from Dr. Sheri Colberg-Ochs that a great recovery/post exercise drink is chocolate milk (my personal favorite). And I am thrilled to read this study that says women who drink milk can reduce their chances of developing type 2 diabetes. As far as I’m concerned, it’s like hearing that red wine and dark chocolate are good for you! Good news all around.

Milk-Drinking Teens Reap Health Benefits Through Adulthood

“Developing healthy habits like drinking milk as a teen could have a long-term effect on a woman’s risk for type 2 diabetes, according to new research in this month’s issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.(1) Researchers found that milk-drinking teens, were also likely to be milk-drinking adults – a lifelong habit that was associated with a 43 percent lower risk for type 2 diabetes compared to non-milk drinkers.”