Quiz: Which Foods Affect Diabetes?

Veronique Duqueroy


August 20, 2014

Substituting high-sugar or high-fat snacks with low-fat yogurt is associated with almost halving the risk of developing T2DM. This is the conclusion of a new observational study that examined the relationship between the consumption of dairy of all types with the incidence of T2DM, using prospective 7-day food diaries.[22] In previous studies, dairy foods have been associated with a reduced insulin resistance[23] and diabetes risk,[24] but the most recent data show a significant association with low-fat fermented dairy products only, especially yogurt.[25]

In summary: The consumption of specific dairy types, such as low-fat fermented dairy products, has been positively associated with the prevention of T2DM.


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