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Low-Fat Milk Good For Mental Health; Also Reduces Depression

Update Date: Apr 21, 2017 09:10 AM EDT
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Get to know the benefits of low-fat milk on mental health. (Photo : Getty Images / Win McNamee)

New studies revealed that the higher the amount of low-fat milk a person consumes, the more it can benefit mental health. Drinking low-fat milk regularly can even battle the risk of depression, which is one of the most common metal health problems.

According to a recent report from Science World Report, researchers studied the intake of low-fat milk and its effects in mental health. The study was reportedly led by Professor Ryoichi Nagatomi of the Tohoku University in Japan, together with his other colleagues.

Low-Fat Milk And it's Effects On Depression

Medical News Today stated that researchers studied the effects of low-fat milk consumed by 1,159 adults in Japan, aged 19 to 83-years-old. The researchers studied how the consumption of both low-fat and high-fat dairy products can impact the risks of depression.

Researchers asked the participants how often they eat or drink low-fat and whole-fat milk and even yogurt. The researchers then assessed the depression symptoms in the participants using a 20-item self-rating depression scale.

Low-fat Milk In the Body

The studies revealed that there was a 31.2 percent of men who had depression symptoms, while 31.7 women were also seen with the symptoms. The results also showed that people who consumed more low-fat milk products have a reduced risk of depression symptoms.

Low-fat milk has 1 percent milk fat, which contains vitamins, proteins, and minerals. By consuming it, it can also reduce the risk of diseases like obesity. The consumption can also improve the blood sugar levels, lessen the risk of heart disease, maintain lean muscle mass, and can also lower the blood pressure and cholesterol.

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