Low-Fat Dairy Foods may Decrease Type 2 Risk
Recent research from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study has shown that men
who consumed the highest amounts of low-fat dairy foods had a significantly
lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study began in 1986. It gathers
information about the way in which dietary factors may influence the development
of several diseases in a population of 50,000 men.
participants complete questionnaires every two years about their diseases and
other health-related issues such as smoking and exercise. Every four years, they
answer comprehensive questionnaires about dietary information.
men in the study did not have diabetes when the research began. Results showed
that those who consumed higher levels of low-fat or non-fat dairy had a much
lower risk of developing the disease. For each serving-per-day increase in the
low-fat dairy, there was a nine percent reduction in risk of developing
Archives of Internal Medicine, 9 May 2005