According to a new research low-fat dairy may benefit mental health as well.
For their study, the researchers set out to investigate how the consumption of certain low-fat and high-fat dairy products individually impact the risk of developing symptoms of depression.
Participants disclosed how often they consumed low-fat and whole-fat milk and yogurt in a dietary questionnaire. The intake of cheese, butter, and other dairy products was not reported.
Symptoms of depression were assessed using the 20-item self-rating depression scale.
The team identified depressive symptoms among 31.2 percent of men and 31.7 percent of women.