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Eating yogurt can reduce diabetes risk: Study

Written by: QMI Agency
 

Feb. 6, 2014

Eating yogurt can reduce diabetes risk: Study (Fotolia)


Eating low-fat fermented dairy products, including yogurt and some cheeses, can reduce a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 24%, a new British study has found.

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Researchers at the University of Cambridge analyzed data from a larger study involving 25,000 adults living in the county of Norfolk. It compared the detailed daily food diaries of 753 people who developed new-onset type 2 diabetes over 11 years, and followed up with 3,503 randomly selected study participants.

The researchers found milk and cheese intake did not raise the risk, but those with the highest consumption of products like yogurt and low-fat cottage cheese were 24% less likely to develop diabetes.

The study has been published in the European Association for the Study of Diabetes journal Diabetologia.

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