There's a growing body of evidence challenging the notion that low-fat dairy is best. Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The Full-Fat Paradox: Dairy Fat Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk
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Mary Lou Wesselhoeft is a dairy farmer in the Florida Panhandle. Her Ocheesee Creamery pasteurized skim milk has nothing added — and that's the problem. According to regulations, without added vitamins, it can only be sold as "imitation skim milk." Courtesy of Institute for Justice hide caption

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Holstein cows at Homestead Dairy in Plymouth, Ind. Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gigi The Cow Broke The Milk Production Record. Is That Bad For Cows?
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Near the Danish city of Ikast, some 1,500 spectators gathered on April 19 to celebrate what has become something of a national holiday at organic dairy farms around Denmark. Courtesy of Organic Denmark hide caption

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Cows rotate in the milking parlor at Fair Oaks Farms, a large-scale dairy and tourist attraction, near Rensselaer, Ind. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Inside The Indiana Megadairy Making Coca-Cola's New Milk
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The milk's industry's new campaign, Milk Life, features ordinary people accomplishing all sorts of tasks after jumpstarting their day with a glass of milk. Courtesy of Milk Processor Education Program hide caption

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A customer shops for milk at a Safeway in Livermore, Calif. Although it may seem counterintuitive, there's growing evidence that full-fat dairy is linked to reduced body weight. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean
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A new study on lactose tolerance among early farmers in Spain challenges a leading theory that humans developed an appetite for milk to avoid calcium deficiency. iStock hide caption

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Sticker shock in the dairy aisle? If the government fails to pass the farm bill, milk prices could spike sometime after the first of the year. George Frey/Landov hide caption

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Why $7-Per-Gallon Milk Looms Once Again
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Madison Fitzgerald, 20, holds her baby, Jake, in the neonatal intensive care unit at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. Jake, who was born 16 weeks too early, receives donor breast milk every three hours by mouth. Carrie Feibel/KUHF hide caption

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Booming Demand For Donated Breast Milk Raises Safety Issues
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Recipe For Strong Teen Bones: Exercise, Calcium And Vitamin D
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Researchers are learning more about how to treat milk allergy by giving kids a small amount of milk protein, but it needs further study. MICHAEL PROBST/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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