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Dairy Decreases Diabetes

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Posted on Sep 10, 2013, 6 a.m.

People who consume dairy products are at reduced risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

Dairy milk, cheeses, and yogurts are rich sources of calcium, a mineral that increases insulin secretion and may reduce insulin resistance.  Dagfinn Aune, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway), and colleagues completed a meta-analysis of 17 cohort studies of dairy product intake and risk of type-2 diabetes.  The team observed that high intake of dairy products was associated with a significant decrease in the risk of type-2 diabetes, with low-fat dairy products conferring the most pronounced effect.   The study authors conclude that: “This meta-analysis suggests that there is a significant inverse association between intakes of dairy products, low-fat dairy products, and cheese and risk of type 2 diabetes.”

Dagfinn Aune, Teresa Norat, Paå Romundstad, Lars J Vatten.  “Dairy products and the risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of cohort studies.”  Am J Clin Nutr., August 14, 2013.

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