June 1, 2023

Diabetes type 2: Research identifies the dairy food that lowers risk of high blood sugar – Express

Detailed in the peer-reviewed BMC Medicine journal, researchers suggested consumption of one dairy product is “associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes”, which happened to be yoghurt. Commenting on the research study, Diabetes UK noted: “The study was too short to draw any firm conclusions.” Dairy foods, such as yoghurt, “generally” have a low glycemic index (GI), which informs people whether a food raises blood glucose very quickly.

However, it is best to select a lower-fat yo…….

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Detailed in the peer-reviewed BMC Medicine journal, researchers suggested consumption of one dairy product is “associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes”, which happened to be yoghurt. Commenting on the research study, Diabetes UK noted: “The study was too short to draw any firm conclusions.” Dairy foods, such as yoghurt, “generally” have a low glycemic index (GI), which informs people whether a food raises blood glucose very quickly.

However, it is best to select a lower-fat yoghurt option, with low-fat Greek yoghurt regarded as a “good option” by the charity.

What about other dairy products?

The research cited in the BMC Medical Journal added that the consumption of other dairy products, aside from yoghurt, did not increase a person’s risk of diabetes.

Diabetes UK stated: “Whether we have diabetes or not, [we] need some dairy products (or non-dairy alternatives like soya products) such as milk, cheese and yoghurt every day.”

Such a recommendation is based on the proteins and vitamins contained within dairy that can help to keep bones and teeth strong.

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Dairy foods, however, can be high in fat and saturated fat, so “lower-fat” alternatives are suggested.

The charity explained: “Adults and older children who consume too much fat may find they gain weight.”

Obesity is one risk factor for developing diabetes, with other risk factors being:

  • Increasing age
  • A family history of diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Alcohol
  • Disturbed sleep.

How to manage blood sugar levels

If you have diabetes, the foods you eat can impact how well you feel and how much energy you have.

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People are advised to choose different foods from each of the main food groups:

  1. Fruit and vegetables
  2. Starchy foods (e.g. pasta/rice)
  3. Protein (e.g. beans/pulses/nuts)
  4. Dairy and alternatives
  5. Oils and spreads.

All fresh, frozen, dried and canned fruit and veg contributes to a well-balanced, healthy diet.

Aim for a rainbow plate, which means you should try to eat different coloured fruit and vegetables to receive a range of minerals and nutrients.

When it comes to starchy foods, some can raise blood sugar levels quite quickly.

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Source: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1546364/diabetes-type-2-diet-yoghurt-blood-sugar