Archive for December, 2010

Can Dairy Fat Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes?

pouring milk into a glassWe are all aware of the current obesity trend in this country and across the globe.  Avoiding fat in our diet has been the conventional mantra now for the last 4 or 5 decades.  But what has this low-fat obsession gotten us?  Well, Americans are now fatter than ever.  Paralleling that trend has been a dramatic rise in diabetes cases and, cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer of Americans.  New research has focused on a trans fat component found mainly in dairy fat that may ward off type 2 diabetes and protect cardiovascular health. While more research is needed, it suggests fats may play a more complex role in human health than previously acknowledged. Read the rest of this entry »

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