‘Shun Diary Products’ Myth Busted

By Mayuri, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, December 21, 2010

KOLKATA, INDIA (GaeaTimes.com) — This might surprise the whole lot of nutritionists who advice people to reduce or prevent the intake of too much whole milk, cheese or other sources of animal fat. A recent study published in Annals of Internal Medicine has claimed that people consumption of lots of full-fat diary products may protect against diabetes.

The study elaborates that whole-fat diary product contain a fatty acid called trans-palmitoleic acid and this fatty acid is found to be very potential in fighting against type 2 diabetes. Palmitoleic acid is found naturallly in human body. This fatty acid takes the name of trans-palmitoleic acid when we consume it from outside sources.

Trans-palmitoleic acid, it is present in the fat of ruminant animals such as cows, sheep, and goats. people with the highest levels of the fatty acid in their blood had a threefold lower risk of developing diabetes over time than people with the lowest levels. The acid also helps to maintain the following in the body:

Slightly less fat on their bodies.
Higher “good” cholesterol levels and lower overall cholesterol levels.
Lower levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation.
Lower levels of insulin resistance.

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