February 27, 2016

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Erin Palinski, RD, CDE, LDN
Could the answer to warding off diabetes and heart disease lie in what teens and young adults drink?
A recent study found that college-aged young adults who consume less than three servings of dairy per day are three times more likely to develop metabolic syndrome later in life. Past studies have found a link between low fat dairy and a reduction in blood sugar, blood pressure, and even body fat, so it makes sense that low fat dairy may, in fact, fight against metabolic syndrome.

College-age kids who don’t consume at least three servings of dairy daily are three times more likely to develop metabolic syndrome than those who do, said a new University of Illinois study.

“And only one in four young persons in the study was getting the recommended amount of dairy,” said Margarita Teran-Garcia, a U of I professor of food science and human nutrition.

That alarming finding means that three-fourths of the 18- to 25-year-old college applicants surveyed are at risk for metabolic syndrome, the researcher said.

Metabolic syndrome occurs when a person has three of the following risk factors: abdominal…

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Erin Palinski, RD, CDE, LDN

Erin Palinski, RD, CDE, LDN, CPT promotes nutrition and wellness as an author, media spokesperson, motivational speaker, and corporate consultant. Erin is the author of the newly released “Belly Fat Diet for Dummies” (Wiley 2012) as well as the creator and author of the Healthy 'n Fit Weight Management Program and the Healthy Resolutions Weight Management Program. She also serves as the featured expert in the #1 best selling diabetes Ipad App “Diabetes: What Now” by Everydayhealth and is the featured nutrition expert on the weekly syndicated health show KnowMoreTV.