Dec 21, 2010 - 10:01 am
Today I read that dairy products appear to help protect against diabetes. See:
"A natural substance found in dairy products appears to protect against diabetes, say researchers. Trans-palmitoleic acid is present in milk, cheese, yoghurt and butter but cannot be made by the body. A study of over 3,700 people found higher levels of trans-palmitoleic acid was linked with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.
People with the highest levels cut their risk by 60%, Annals of Internal Medicine reports.
Lead author of the research, Dr Dariush Mozaffarian, said: "The magnitude of this association is striking." "This represents an almost three-fold difference in risk of developing diabetes among individuals with the highest blood levels of this fatty acid.""
I'm off of dairy due to PCa concerns. Now, I read that it could help my pre-diabetic condition. Danged if you do ... danged if you don't. Back to moderation? Wonder if this crew was sponsored by the Diary Council?