Most of my life I have been subjected to a barrage of advice saying to eat a low fat diet. To an avalanche of foods where various sugars and starches (and other weird and wonderful ingredients) have attempted to replace fats. Alongside that we have seen soaring rates of vitamin D deficiency (sometimes sounds like Victorian slums), and type 2 diabetes. Now let me think...
Good to see some slightly more interesting research. Hope it turns out to be part of the turning point.
Diabetes risks decreased with increased high-fat dairy intake
September 16, 2014
People who consume high amounts of high-fat dairy products have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Vienna, Austria.
The protective effect was not seen with low-fat dairy products, and meat intake was associated with a higher risk for type 2 diabetes, suggesting that fats specific to dairy products could be key in preventing the disease, researchers believe.
“Our observations may contribute to clarifying previous findings regarding dietary fats and their food sources in relation to type 2 diabetes,” Ulrika Ericson, PhD, of the Lund University Diabetes Center, Malmö, Sweden, said in a press release. “The decreased risk at high intakes of high-fat dairy products, but not of low-fat dairy products, indicate that dairy fat, at least partly, explains observed protective associations between dairy intake and type 2 diabetes.”
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