Research Shows Milk Drinkers Have Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

- Adding one more glass of milk may make a difference when it comes to type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Researchers analyzed 17 studies that included data from more than 370,000 men and women to determine the relationship between dairy intake and diabetes risk.

They found for nearly one extra daily glass (6.5 oz.), milk drinkers had a 13% lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

Modest lifestyle changes can make a big difference for diabetes prevention – and that includes eating right.

To achieve a healthy diet, the US Dietary Guidelines recommend drinking 3 glasses of low fat or fat free milk each day.

Yet, 85 percent of Americans are falling short.

Milk is naturally-nutrient-rich with 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of high-quality protein per serving and three of the top nutrients most likely to be missing in the American diet – calcium, vitamin D and potassium.

Studies were funded by: the Liaison Committee between the Central Norway Regional Health Authority (RHA) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

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