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Surprise! High-fat dairy may protect against metabolic syndrome

Key clinical point: Subjects who consumed more whole milk/high-fat dairy were significantly less likely to develop metabolic syndrome.

Major finding: Whites with skim milk/low-fat dairy diets had significantly higher risks of MetS per 5-unit increase at RR = 1.11.

Study details: Data from more than 12,000 individuals in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study (1987-1998) and food questionnaires (1987 and 1993).

Disclosures: The study was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The study authors had no relevant disclosures.


Hardy, D. et al. 2019 ADA annual meeting. Abstract 1458-P.