The diagnosis of type 2 diabetes represents about 90% of the diabetes cases in France. It commonly appears after the age of 45 years and is characterized by insulin resistance in liver and muscle cells. Recent epidemiological studies and meta-analysis found a positive association between the consumption of dairy and a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.
22% reduced risk with daily yogurt consumption
This preventive effect is specifically associated with fermented milk products, such as yogurt and cheese. The research data for yogurt are based on 7 studies with 19.082 diabetes cases among 254.892 participants. 200 g of yogurt (little less than 2 servings) was found to be correlated with a 22% risk reduction. But eating more yogurt than suggested, would not have an additional effect on the decreased risk.