This study was published in Diabetes Care 2001 Sep;24(9):1528-35
Study title and authors:
Dietary fat and incidence of type 2 diabetes in older Iowa women.
Meyer KA, Kushi LH, Jacobs DR Jr, Folsom AR.
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11522694
This study examined the association between dietary fat and type 2 diabetes. The study included 35,988 women aged 55 to 69 who were followed for 11 years.
With regard to saturated fat, the study found that the women who ate the most saturated fat had a 5% decreased risk of type 2 diabetes compared to the women who ate the least saturated fat.