Obesity has risen at epidemic rates over the past 20 years. Currently, 65% of U.S. adults are overweight or obese, which significantly increases the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, blood pressure and other diseases.
While we’re a nation that’s overfed, many Americans are also undernourished. 2/3 of adults in the U.S. fail to get the calcium they need. This is primarily due to the decline in dairy consumption. Long known for its benefits to bone health, dairy foods may also play a role in improving body weight and/or composition. In fact, studies show that people who consume more calcium and dairy foods weigh less and/or have less body fat than those who consume little or no dairy.