Roundup of Milk as a Sports Drink Information

A new journal article has been pre-published online, relating to milk as a sports drink and body composition.
This has been a subject of interest in the dairy industry for some time, which can be seen from the funding of some of these studies.
It does make sense. Usually chocolate low-fat milk is used, so you have water and minerals for rehydration, protein for muscle recovery and sugar (from both the chocolate and the milk lactose) for quick energy.
The argument goes that it is either better or at least just as good as popular sports drinks, and it is cheaper.

Articles on Milk as a Sports Drink:

Milk as a Sports Drink - Published Papers:
Body Composition and Strength Changes in Women with Milk and Resistance Exercise
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2010 Prepublication

Consumption of fat-free fluid milk after resistance exercise promotes greater lean mass accretion than does consumption of soy or carbohydrate in young, novice, male weightlifters
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 86(2) 373-381 2007

Milk as an effective post-exercise rehydration drink
British Journal of Nutrition 98(1) 2007 pp173-180

Improved endurance capacity following chocolate milk consumption compared with 2 commercially available sport drinks
Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2009 Feb 34(1) 78-82

The Efficacy of Chocolate Milk as a Recovery Aid
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2004 36(5) pS126

Effects Of Chocolate Milk Consumption On Markers Of Muscle Recovery During Intensified Soccer Training
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2009 41(5) p508

Acute Effects Of Chocolate Milk And A Commercial Recovery Beverage On Post-exercise On Muscle Damage And Endurance Cycling Performance
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2009 41(5) p508