Cheese eaters may have more than refined palates — they may also carry a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
Research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that people who reported being cheese eaters have a 12 percent lower risk of the disease than people who don't eat cheese.
Plus, people who ate more cheese, fermented milk and yogurt in the study were also more likely to have a decreased diabetes risk than people who ate less of these foods, noted the researchers, who came from Oxford University and Imperial College London.
But overall, dairy consumption was not linked with an increased or decreased risk of diabetes, the researchers found.
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