For years, government dietary guidelines have told us to avoid whole milk and drink either 2%, 1% or skim.  But now, a number of scientists say that might be bad advice.

The thinking was that whole milk contains saturated fat, which is linked to heart disease.  But some studies, according to the Washington Post, say Americans who drink more milk fat are less likely to have heart disease, and people who drink low fat milk tend to eat more carbs.

The guidelines are up for review and may be re-evaluated soon, when Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell address a congressional hearing.