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Drinking This Doesn't Actually Increase Your Cholesterol, New Study Says

Whether you use it to dunk cookies or pour it in your coffee or tea, drinking milk is part of many Americans' daily routines. And fortunately, that may not be a problem for people struggling with high cholesterol after all. A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Reading and published in the May 2021 volume of the International Journal of Obesity reviewed the milk consumption of 1,904,220 adults. Among these individuals, those who had a specific genetic variation associated with the consumption of milk actually had lower serum cholesterol levels than those without the variant. The individuals who possessed this variant "had higher BMI, body fat, but importantly had lower levels of good and bad cholesterol," said Vimal Karani, Ph.D., the study's lead researcher and a professor of nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics at the University of Reading, in a statement . "We also found that those with the genetic variation had a significantly lower risk