Diabetes prevention

Less diabetes at menopause with low-fat dairy products

menopause - dairy products

This US prospective cohort study included 82,076 postmenopausal women with no history of diabetes and had a duration of 8 years.

Consumption of dairy products (full-fat, low-fat, yogurts) was assessed at the beginning and after 3 years of monitoring. At the end of the study, the results after adjustment suggest that consumption of low-fat dairy products is inversely associated with the risk of type 2 diabetes.

In the highest quintile of consumption (2.8 servings per day), the relative risk amounted to 0.5 compared with the lowest quintile (0.05 servings per day). The analysis also indicates a lower risk in women with a high BMI and high consumption of yogurt. No relationship was observed with full-fat dairy products.

Source: Margolis KL et al. J Nutr. 2011 November; 141(11): 1969–1974.Published online 2011 September 21. doi: 10.3945/jn.111.143339

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