Background

For many years, people have been told to go for skim-milk instead of full fat milk because of the high calorie content. However, a new study could prove that this is wrong.

Aim

In a new study published in the journal Circulation, researchers analyzed the blood of 3,333 adults enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study of Health Professionals Follow-up Study taken over about 15 years.

Results

The results found that people who had higher levels of three different byproducts on average of full-fat dairy had, a 46% lower risk of getting diabetes during the study period than those with lower levels.

Conclusion

“I think these findings together with those from other studies do call for a change in the policy of recommending only low-fat dairy products,” says Mozaffarian, the corresponding author of the study. “There is no prospective human evidence that people who eat low-fat diary do better than people who eat whole-fat dairy.”