These two blog posts are what spiked my interest:
Taking into account these two different opinions, does anyone have any personal experiences with dairy stalling or effecting weight-loss in any way? Has anyone compared specifically the effect of milk and yogurt vs. cream and butter? Personally I can't tell just yet. I've recently added cream-top yogurt to my diet as a morning meal to replace berries to experiment with sucrose vs. lactose for weight-loss. And there are some interesting studies that claim the calcium in dairy can aid weight-loss (when studied the group that consumed high dairy excreted 10 pounds more fat in their faeces per year vs. the control) But here it's being suggested that dairy fat (perhaps even ghee if it is related to the type of fatty acid) might have an effect on insulin, which is interesting if it's true.