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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Friday, 4 February 2011

High fat dairy consumption LOWERS the risk of diabetes

Published in the Ann Intern Med. 2010 Dec 21;153(12):790-9.

Trans-palmitoleic acid, metabolic risk factors, and new-onset diabetes in U.S. adults: a cohort study.
Mozaffarian D, Cao H, King IB, Lemaitre RN, Song X, Siscovick DS, Hotamisligil GS.
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.

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The study found that whole fat dairy consumption was most strongly associated with higher trans-palmitoleate levels.

Higher levels of trans-palmitoleate were associated with a lower BMI, a lower waist circumference, lower total cholesterol and lower levels of C-reactive protein (a marker of inflammation).

In people who did not have diabetes at the start of the study, greater levels of trans-palmitoleate were associated with a lower risk of new-onset diabetes over the subsequent 10 years.

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