A latest study claimed that whole fat dairy products can diminish the possibility of developing type 2 diabetes. There is naturally occurring matter known as trans-palmitoleic acid in the whole fat dairy products which helps to prevent against type 2 diabetes, according to a fresh Harvard study.
In a study instigated by the research team from the Harvard School of Public Health, it was found that this Trans fatty acid found in milk, butter, cheese and yoghurt defuses the effects of cells which cause diabetes in the body. For their study researchers analyzed statistics of nearly four thousand adults.
Those adults were in the age group of sixty-five and above and were the part of Cardiovascular Health Study. All the participants had observed for the period of twenty years. They were analyzed for existence of fatty acid and other risk aspects such as blood cholesterol, glucose levels, triglycerides and C-reactive protein.
The statistics containing their dietary plan was also recorded. The results of the study showed that participants those had more trans-palmitoleic acid at the baseline had slighter fat on their body in comparison to those who had lower levels of the acid.
The participants with higher levels of higher levels of the acid had greater levels of good cholesterol and lower levels of C-reactive protein, which is an indicator of inflammation. They also showed lower levels of insulin and insulin resistance. Most drastically, those with higher levels of trans-palmitoleic acid diminished risk of developing type 2 diabetes, explained authors of the study.
The palmitoleic acid is found in cis-form in human body, but it is not generated by human body, it only comes from the diet. Whole milk has more trans-palmiloleic acid than two percent milk and two percent milk has more Trans than skim milk. Despite, the benefits of current study, one should seek doctor’s advice before consuming these foods.