Association between dairy and type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk in men versus women

Research has been published suggesting gender plays a role in the association between dairy product consumption and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease.

In women there was an observed statistically significant association between a high intake of dairy products and a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes (13%) or cardiovascular disease (16%). Yet there was no statistically significant association for men. It is suggested that the protective effect may be apparent in women due to hormonal changes over the life span.

For more information on how much dairy is recommended to consume take a look at the Food Pyramid and Eatwell Guide.

Posted: 07/05/2019 10:23:12 by Joanna Gallagher
Filed under: Cardiovascular disease, Dairy, Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes


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