Cheese cuts risk of diabetes
by 12 per cent
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IANS: The study found that those
who ate at least 55 grams of cheese a day were 12 per cent less likely to
develop Type 2 diabetes, the Daily Mail reported.
Eating just two slices of cheese a day cuts the risk of Type 2 diabetes by 12
per cent, scientists have discovered.
The findings go against current health guidelines, which advise cutting back on
dairy products and other high-fat foods to help prevent the illness.
British and Dutch researchers looked at the diets of 16,800 healthy adults and
12,400 patients with Type 2 diabetes from eight European countries, including
The study found that those who ate at least 55 grams of cheese a day were 12 per
cent less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, the Daily Mail reported.
The risk fell by the same amount for those who ate 55gm of yoghurt a day. The
study was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
One theory is that the so-called 'probiotic' bacteria in cheese and yoghurt
lower cholesterol and produce certain vitamins which prevent diabetes.
Diabetes occurs when the body does not produce enough of the hormone insulin to
control its blood sugar levels.
Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes include feeling very thirsty, needing to pass water
frequently and constant tiredness.