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17 September 2014 09:11
Research claims that people who consumer more high-fat dairy produce are at a lower risk of developing diabetes
Fats linked to dairy products may play a role in lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to researchers.
A team at the Lund University Diabetes Centre in Malmo, Sweden, claims people who consume eight or more high-fat dairy products daily have a less likely chance of developing the condition than those who only have one portion a day.
Products such as cream and high-fat milk were tested on almost 27,000 people between the ages of 45 and 74 - showing that those on the increased dairy diet had a 23% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
An increased risk was associated with eating large amount of meats, but the risk became greater for those who consumed meat containing less fat, Dr Ulrika Ericson and her team suggest. Can dietary fats help prevent type 2 diabetes?
Dr Ericson said the research adds to previous studies indicating that dietary fats and their food sources could help in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.
Overall, she adds that dairy fat - "but not of low-fat products" - goes some way to explain the associations between dairy intake and protection against type 2 diabetes.
The condition is a long-term disorder that affects a person's blood sugar, which in turn means people with a history of the condition are well advised to take out pre-existing medical insurance if they're planning to travel abroad on holiday.
The research was presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Vienna.
Diabetes UK warns on high fat dairy products
Dr Richard Elliot, Diabetes UK research communications manager, warned people against eating more high fat dairy products in a bid to reduce their chances of suffering type 2 diabetes. Diabetes UK advice currently suggests the best way of lowering risk of type 2 diabetes is by:
maintaining a healthy weight through increased physical activity and following a balanced diet
following a diet that includes plenty of fruit and vegetables while being low on salt, saturated fat and sugar
The medical expert said more research needs to be carried out into the latest research from Sweden.
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