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The less dairy people consume, the more likely they are to have a large waist and insulin resistance
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People who consume the most dairy are least likely to have a large waist, least likely to have high blood pressure, and least likely to have metabolic syndrome according to a study from Iran. Highest dairy intake lowers risk of large waist, high blood pressure and insulin resistance by 29-37 percent
The one-fourth of people with the highest consumption of dairy products, including milk, yogurt and cheese, were 37 percent less likely to have a large waist, 29 percent less likely to have high blood pressure, and 31 percent less likely to have metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance and related conditions) than the one-fourth of people with the lowest consumption.
Conclusion: Dairy and calcium intake lower the risk of metabolic syndrome
“Dairy consumption is inversely associated with the risk of having metabolic syndrome,” the authors concluded.
“It seems that this relation is somewhat attributed to calcium.”
Subjects: 827 adults
The study analyzed data from 357 men and 470 women who were 18-74 years-old.
Azadbakht L, Mirmiran P, Esmaillzadeh A, Azizi F. Dairy consumption is inversely associated with the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in tehranian adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005 Sep, 82(3):523-30.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Endocrine Research Center
Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
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