FEDERALSBURG, Md. - No mooing at Nice Farms Creamery in Federalsburg as several cows remain silent and chomp away at food.
But inside the farm's factory, workers begin to bottle their best seller, whole milk, which may be linked to lower bodyweight.
As a dairy farmer, owner Bob Miller says it's something he's known for years.
"I think we get the inside track sometimes on nutrition like that," said Miller.
According to a study from Swedish researchers, reported earlier this week by NPR, middle-aged men were less likely to become obese if they drank fattier milks or had butter and cream. Another study last year found that kids who drank low-fat milk gained more weight.
Miller says while most people will probably keep drinking skim or low-fat milk because of a fear of fat, "whole milk is naturally perfect for most people to consume."
The dairy farmer does admit that whether you're drinking skim milk or whole milk, it comes down to moderation.
While the study shows the apparent benefits, there's also a disclaimer. Some researchers say saturated fats in whole milk could boost heart risk.