New research published in the July edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition highlights findings that low-fat dairy products may have even more healthy benefits for your heart and your kidneys.
In the study, the diets of over 5,000 men and women were studied by looking at what foods these individuals ate and how often they ate them. Lab data was obtained for each individual throughout the study.
The study found that those who ate more dairy had lower levels of ACR (albumin-to-creatinine ratio), a lab test in which lower levels indicate better kidney function. This is good news for both heart and kidney function, since poor kidney function often causes the small blood vessels around the kidney to become diseased, which often leads to large blood vessel problems and cardiovascular disease.
Studies are beginning to pile up indicating healthy benefits for individuals consuming low-fat dairy, but don’t forget about the importance of including other healthy nutrients in your diet, including fruits, vegetables, lean meats, nuts, and fiber.