A DIETICIAN is out to do some myth-busting with potentially lifesaving consequences for children.
ECU Joondalup’s Therese O’Sullivan is concerned reduced-fat dairy has a negative effect on a child’s health, potentially driving up blood pressure and cholesterol.
Current Australian dietary guidelines recommend children from the age of two consume reduced-fat dairy products.
But recent research suggests this may not be of benefit.
In a recent study, teenage participants who consumed full-fat milk products were found to have slightly better cholesterol readings than their counterparts consuming low-fat products.
Dr O’Sullivan is about to embark on a three-month trial comparing full-fat dairy produce consumption to reduced-fat dairy.
Her study will involve about 50 children aged between four and six.