Decades worth of dietary advice has drummed into us that skimmed milk is better than whole.
The reduced fat content was hailed as being beneficial to health – and vital in helping keep obesity in check.
But now, two new studies have revealed we may be better off sticking with the full-fat option.
Scientists determined that people who consume full-fat dairy generally weigh less than those who drink skim.
Furthermore, those who drink whole milk are 46 per cent less likely to develop diabetes than their low-fat favoring counterparts.
The findings come as the World Health Organization reported that the world is facing ‘staggering’ levels of diabetes, with the deadly disease now affecting 422 million people worldwide.
The number of adults with the disease has quadrupled in just 34 years with nearly one in 11 people now estimated to have it, according to the WHO.