Full Fat and Diabetes; 60% lower incidence of diabetes.

People who said they ate more full-fat dairy products had higher levels of trans-palmitoleic acid in their bloodstream 3 years later. Having higher blood levels of this acid seems to be protective. In fact, adults with higher levels of trans-palmitoleic acid enjoy other benefits:
Less body fat;
Higher HDL [high-density lipoprotein] cholesterol;
Lower C-reactive protein; and
Lower triglyceride levels.
60% lower incidence of diabetes.

Amplify’d from www.medscape.com

Full Fat and Diabetes — More Cream, Please?

A study from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that in the case of dairy products, full fat may have benefits and reduce your risk for diabetes.

a clinical trial but a prospective cohort study that is part of the Cardiovascular Health Study[2] and included more than 3700 adults age 65 and older. These men and women were asked about their food intake. Note that participants were only questioned once. Eating habits can change. People who said they ate more full-fat dairy products had higher levels of trans-palmitoleic acid in their bloodstream 3 years later. Having higher blood levels of this acid seems to be protective. In fact, adults with higher levels of trans-palmitoleic acid enjoy other benefits:

  • Less body fat;
  • Higher HDL [high-density lipoprotein] cholesterol;
  • Lower C-reactive protein; and
  • Lower triglyceride levels.

Adults with the highest level of trans-palmitoleic acid had a 60% lower incidence of diabetes.

The topic is “can full-fat dairy products reduce diabetes risk?” from a new study published in the Annals of the Internal Medicine.[1] Here’s why it matters.

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