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Low-fat dairy associated with decreased risk of type 2 diabetes

Key clinical point: Low-fat dairy is the way to go for people at risk for type 2 diabetes.

Major finding: Increasing yogurt intake by one 4-ounce serving per day and decreasing cheese intake by a 1-ounce serving per day were associated with a 16% (95% confidence interval, 10%-22%) reduction in subsequent risk of type 2 diabetes.

Study details: Review of almost 200,000 people in three cohort studies.

Disclosures: The National Institutes of Health funded the study. Dr. Drouin-Chartier has served as a speaker and consultant for Dairy Farmers of Canada, one other author has advised the group, another has advised the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the remaining authors had no disclosures.


Drouin-Chartier J et al. ADA 2019, Abstract 159-OR.