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High-Fat Milk Recommended For Diabetes?

Brandt R Gibson, DPM
Podiatrist, Neuropathy Doctor, Father of 11 and Founder of Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute
Posted on Jan 03, 2011

High-fat daiy products should be considered as a possible route to reduce diabetes incidence.  In fact, a recent study found high levels of trans-palmitoleic acid (a metabolite of fats) reduced the risk of diabetes by almost 60%. 

In multivariate analyses, higher trans-palmitoleate levels were significantly associated with:

  • Lower body mass index (-1.8%, P=0.058)
  • Smaller waist circumference (-1.8%, P=0.009)
  • Higher levels of HDL cholesterol (1.9%, P=0.043)
  • Lower triglyceride levels (-19.0%, P<0.001)
  • Lower total cholesterol:HDL ratio (-4.7%, P<0.001)
  • Lower levels of C-reactive protein (-13.8%, P=0.050)
  • Lower fasting insulin levels (-13.3%, P=0.001)
  • Less insulin resistance by homeostasis model (-16.7%, P<0.001)

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