Effects of Drinking Milk Following Exercise


Effects of Drinking Milk Following Exercise

Highlights

Milk following resistance exercise promotes greater gains in muscle and losses in body fat than soy or sport drinks.

Milk is an effective post-exercise rehydration aid.

Consumption of milk after exercise promotes greater gains in muscle protein which is important in repairing damage caused by the exercise itself.

Skeletal muscle is important for regulation of blood glucose as well as blood lipids as it is the largest site for glucose disposal and lipid oxidation. Thus, resistance exercise (to gain, or prevent loss of even a small amount of muscle) may have important health benefits.