High-Fat Dairy Against Diabetes

April 8, 2015


A great number of people avoid milk and it’s derivates due to not wanting to gain weight from its fat, being lactose intolerant, or just not liking its taste.

However, recent findings tell us that those who don’t consume dairy products are missing out on a benefit – diabetes prevention.

In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a link has been found between high-fat dairy product consumption and lowering the risk of type II diabetes.

Ulrika Ericson, the helm of the study, said: “Those who ate the most high-fat dairy products had a 23 percent lower risk of developing type II diabetes than those who ate the least.”

However, the fat found in meat isn’t capable of doing the same. “High meat consumption was linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes regardless of the fat content of the meat,” said Ericson.

While both dairy and meat are packed with saturated fat, meat lacks certain fatty acids found in dairy products that are beneficial for preventing type II diabetes. Think about that the next time you’re about to have bacon for breakfast instead of a glass of milk.

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