Whole Milk Better for You Than Skim

Daley Scott

Article Summary

Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) Philadelphia published an article, with no author, on April 7th, 2016 entitled, “Whole Milk Better for You than Skim, Study Suggests.” Although short, this article is very informative about a new study being done that could potentially help less people acquire diabetes mellitus type 2 in the future. The study that the article refers to was done and the results report that although whole milk contains more full fat than skim milk, the results said that these high-fat products will keep a person full for a longer amount of time. Being full for longer would mean a person would eat less calories in a day overall. Eating fewer calories in a day by having more full-fat products in a person’s diet could mean that the person would be at a lower risk for developing diabetes.

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Article Critique

First, this article does not have an author listed. There is no way to tell if the person writing the article is credible if the website does not have listed somewhere who wrote that particular article. However, not having an author does not necessarily mean that the source is not credible all together.


Second, the source of this article is Columbia Broadcasting System, more commonly known as CBS. CBS is a well known commercial broadcast television network in the United States that is owned by CBS Corporation. According to the CBS Corporation website, “CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand —“the Eye” — one of the most recognized in business” (About CBS 1). CBS gives different types of news on a variety of platforms to their viewers. With such a large audience, CBS must fact check everything they publish or else they could get in trouble for giving people false information. Even though this article does not have an author, CBS can still be considered a credible resource due to the nature of the website and overall corporation.


Third, the information in this article is very brief. The article itself is only 131 words. The article gives a very brief explanation of the study done to determine these findings. However, the article does not tell us who conducted the study, how long the study went on for, the credibility of the source where CBS saw the results of the study, and much more. If the article went more in depth about the credibility of the study, then the article would seem more credible. However, the article does offer two quotes from Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, a cardiologist, offer a bit more credibility to the source. There needs to be more studies done over a longer period of time to determine if this can actually be put into practice, but this study referenced in this article is a great start to helping less people become diagnosed with diabetes.


Overall, readers need to take this article for what it is worth. The source can be considered credible, but the reader should recognize that many more studies need to be done in order to put these findings into actual practice.

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References

(2016). About CBS.CBS Corporation. Retrieved from https://www.cbscorporation.com/about-cbs/