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Good Fat in Dairy Products Linked to Reduced Diabetes Risk

by Kathy Jones on  January 3, 2011 at 7:45 PM Diet & Nutrition News   - G J E 4
A type of fatty acid called trans-palmitoleic acid may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Good Fat in Dairy Products Linked to Reduced Diabetes Risk
Good Fat in Dairy Products Linked to Reduced Diabetes Risk
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This fat is found in dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, and butter. The study by researchers into this topic involved 3,736 adults enrolled in a Cardiovascular Health Study. All participants were monitored for 20 years.

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Researchers reported that those who consumed high amounts of trans-palmitoleic acid had higher "good" cholesterol levels and lower overall cholesterol levels. They also had lower levels of C-reactive protein, which is a marker for cardiovascular risk.

People who ate more dairy products also had lower insulin resistance, which means they had lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes in future.


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