Whole-Milk May Lower Diabetes Risk

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Whole-Milk May Lower Diabetes Risk

Postby lyndacarol » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:17 pm

I have long heard that people with MS are likely to develop diabetes; in fact, many with MS AVOID dairy products because they think dairy promotes diabetes or negatively affects their MS. So I was surprised to hear the following report in the news today: Adults with the highest levels of a fatty acid (trans-palmitoleic acid) found in whole-fat dairy products had a 60% lower diabetes incidence compared with individuals who had the lowest levels.


I wonder what importance this might have for those of us with MS.

Edited: 12/30/10 – although a misplaced word in the following paragraph is not a big deal to the basic information. I think it should read as follows:

"Efforts to study circulating palmitoleic acid have been confounded by the effects of the that endogenous synthesis and metabolism. The trans-isomer of palmitoleate represents an endogenous (should say exogenous) source of the fatty acid and avoids confounding endogenous effects. Derived primarily from naturally occurring dairy and other ruminant trans-fats, trans-palmitoleate is not associated with increased cardiovascular risk, in contrast to trans-fats derived from partially hydrogenated oils."
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Re: Whole-Milk May Lower Diabetes Risk

Postby stevelord » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:18 am

Lyndacarol, one has to distinguish between diabetes 1 and diabetes 2, Whereas as you say perhaps milk lowers the risk of diabetes 2, it is suspected of being the cause of diabetes 1, in infants and there is a warning not to give milk to an infant under the age of 1, diabetes 1 is an autoimune problem it is thought, brought on by the milk protein. Is what Ive read and of course experience when drinking milk with an autoimmune disease.

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Re: Whole-Milk May Lower Diabetes Risk

Postby want2bike » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:15 am

Wonder who paid for the study? Maybe the dairy industry or the FDA (Fraud and Deception Agency). Drinking milks mean drinking steriods, hormones, antibiotics, and GMO food. There could be a specific item in the milk (fatty acid) which may be good but there are too many bad things in milk to drink it. Breast milk was made for humans and cow milk was made for calves.
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