WELLNESS
11/20/2013 03:25 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

The Controversial Life Of Skim Milk

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Three cups a day: That's how much skim milk the government says Americans should drink. It's been that way since 1985, the first time the Department of Agriculture (USDA) definitively recommended a switch to low-fat dairy as a way of managing fat intake.

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