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 May 16, 2005
Low-Fat Dairy May Help Prevent Diabetes
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Men who consume low-fat dairy products may lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health say.

Each additional serving per day of low-fat dairy products was associated with a 9 percent drop in risk, the researchers said. They studied data over a 12-year period from 41,254 middle-aged men with no history of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or cancer, according to an account of the study by United Press International.

When the participants ate higher-fat dairy products like regular ice cream, sour cream, and whole milk, the beneficial effects weren't as pronounced, the researchers said.

Results of the study are published in the May 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.


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