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CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 27: In this photo illustration, milk and cookies sit on a counter on December 27, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Milk prices could spike to $6 to $8 a gallon in January if lawmakers fail to reach a "fiscal cliff" deal and renew a Farm Bill that's been in place since 2008 and sets the price at which the government buys milk. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

I am always looking for ways to keep a youthful complexion and I’m willing to try ALMOST anything.

You might not think there’s much difference between 1% and 2% milk, but new research may change what you pour over your cereal. A study from Brigham Young University shows drinking 2% milk and whole milk may add years of biological age to adults. It reveals that switching to reduced-fat milk could slow down aging and help you live longer. Sign me up!

The study analyzed the genes of close to 6,000 U.S. adults and it finds that every 1% increase in milk fat – as in drinking 2% over 1% – translates to more than four years in additional biological aging. WHAT?!?!

Researchers believe the saturated fat in high-fat milk puts stress on our cells, which can cause damage and add to the death of tissues in the body. The study also finds that those who don’t drink any cow’s milk at all also aged quicker than skim milk drinkers. Okay … goodbye almond milk!

So, It’s not a bad thing to drink milk. You should just be more aware of what type of milk you are drinking.