Eat more high-fat dairy products, reduce the risk of diabetes

More fat is more likely to suffer from diabetes, which is the perception of most people. On September 15-19, at the European Diabetes Association in Austria, a study released that people who eat more dairy products such as butter, cheese, milk, and yogurt are less likely to eat less. The risk of developing type 2 diabetes is 23% lower. But the study’s researcher, Ulrika Ericson of the University of Lund Diabetes in Sweden, also pointed out: “The study does not recommend people to eat unlimited fat-rich dairy products.”

Eating fatty foods that are prone to diabetes is not a legend, but is the result of many studies so far. If you want to prevent diabetes, you should pay attention to replacing animal fat with vegetable fat, and replacing saturated fatty acids with polyunsaturated fatty acids to obtain preventive effects. However, the results of this study show that eating more dairy products rich in animal saturated fatty acids may prevent diabetes.

The Ericson team conducted a dietary survey of 26,930 men and women (60% of women, aged 45-74 years) living in Sweden. The subjects were divided into five groups based on the intake of dairy products and meat for 14 years. Follow-up surveys were conducted and the risk of diabetes was highest in the most and at least two groups. In this study, the ingredients classified as high-fat dairy products contained 28% or more of fat-containing cheese, 40% or more of whipped cream, and 3% or more of milk and yogurt.

In the end, 2,860 people in the study had diabetes (10.6%), and the group with the highest number of high-fat dairy products was 23% less likely to develop diabetes than the group that had the least. Depending on the ingredients, the group that consumed more whipped cream had a 15% lower risk of developing diabetes than the group, while yogurt and cheese were 20% lower. However, although people who ate low-fat dairy products did not have an increased risk of diabetes, there was no correlation between fat in dairy products and the risk of diabetes.

Is milk fat different from other animal fats?

People who eat meat, especially fine meat and processed meat, will increase the risk of diabetes regardless of the fat content of the meat, especially the meat with less fat content such as red meat, which has a higher proportion of meat, and eats 80 grams of red meat every day. It can increase by 1.24 times.

Ericson pointed out: “Although people who eat more fat-rich dairy products have a lower risk of diabetes, the risk of eating low-fat dairy products is not reduced. In addition, regardless of the amount of fat in the meat, the risk of diabetes is high. It can be seen that milk fat is different from other animal fats or has a certain effect on preventing diabetes.” But he also said: “But the research results do not indicate that the more milk fat is eaten, the better, and people are not recommended. Unrestricted intake of dairy products, excessive intake of fat-rich dairy products increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, and increases the risk of obesity. There is more progress in the future for breast fat and diabetes prevention.”