LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — When it comes to dairy fat, more might actually be good for you.

A new study published in the journal Circulation suggests that full-fat dairy products may offer benefits that non-fat alternatives can’t.

Specifically, researchers followed milk drinkers for 15 years and found that those who drank whole milk and ate other full-fat dairy products had a significantly lower risk of diabetes than non-fat milk drinkers.

The researchers say it could be that dairy fat helps keep you full longer.

It may also help reduce cravings for sugar and carbohydrates.

For more on this study, click here.

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