Men: Got Milk?

by Diane Lofshult on Nov 01, 2005

Diet and lifestyle modifications can substantially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Although a strong inverse association has been found between dairy consumption and insulin resistance, little has been reported about the relation between diary intake and type 2 diabetes.

A recent study examined the incidence of type 2 diabetes and dairy consumption in a group of healthy men enrolled in the ongoing Health Professionals Follow-Up study. After a 12-year period, the researchers concluded that a diet high in low-fat dairy products was effective in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes in the male subjects. “Dietary patterns characterized by higher dairy intake, especially low-fat dairy intake, can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes in men,” the study authors concluded. The findings were published in the Archives of Internal Medicine (2005; 165 (9), 997–1003).

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Diane Lofshult

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Diane Lofshult is an award-winning freelance author who specializes in nutrition and weight management topics. She is the founder of In Other Words, an editorial consulting firm based in Solana Beach, California. Reach her at