Boost heart health with milk! A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health adds to the growing body of evidence about the health benefits of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which is an unsaturated fat found most often in cow’s milk and to a lesser extent, in grass fed beef. Studies indicate that CLA may improve cardiovascular health and help weight loss by reducing body fat and increasing muscle mass. In this trial of 4,000 participants, those with the highest levels of CLA reflected a 36% lower risk of heart attack compared to those who had lower concentrations.
In another study in May 2010, when women did weight-lifting exercise routines, they were better off drinking two large glasses of milk than sugar-based energy drinks after workout regimens, a new study shows. McMaster University researchers in Canada report they found that women who drank two large glasses of milk after weight-lifting exercises gained more muscle and lost more fat than women who drank sugar-based energy drinks.