We hear fats are bad for us.
But, according to researchers from Sweden, consuming fat-laden dairy products actually helps reduce the risk of developing Diabetes. It was found that people who ate eight or more portions a day of high fat dairy products were 23% less likely to be affected by Type 2 diabetes in comparison to those who consumed just one portion. One portion of fat can typically be one slice of cheese or 200g of fat milk. Fats in our diet play an important role in type 2 diabetes development by affecting glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity. Within the overall result, it was found that 30ml of cream per day was linked with a 15 per cent lower risk of diabetes, 180ml of high fat yogurt reduced the risk of diabetes by 20 per cent when compared with people who ate none.
The study also took into account factors like smoking, body weight, physical activity and calorie intake that can affect diabetes risk. However, consumption of dairy products in large quantity can contribute to obesity as they are high in calories and thereby increase the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
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