Diabetes prevention

Full-fat dairy products linked to a favourable metabolic profile


Australian researchers set out to clarify the effects of full-fat or skimmed dairy products, both fermented and non-fermented, on various biomarkers associated with inflammation, oxidative stress and atherogenesis.

In this cross-over study they assessed the effects of a diet containing non-fermented full-fat dairy products (butter, cream and ice cream) and a diet containing fermented full-fat dairy products (yoghurt, cheeses) or low-fat dairy products (milk and yoghurt) in twelve overweight or obese subjects.

The study shows that low-fat dairy products are not associated with a more favourable biomarker profile for cardiovascular diseases than full-fat dairy products. Moreover, fermented full-fat dairy products are associated with the most favourable metabolic profile.

Source : Nestel PJ et al.  British Journal of Nutrition / FirstView Article pp 1-8Copyright © The Authors 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007114513001621 (About DOI), Published online: 12 June 2013

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