Dairy Fat May Protect Against Diabetes, Says Biomarker Study
Adults with higher blood and fat tissue levels of three fatty acids — which correlate with intake of high-fat dairy foods — were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, in an epidemiologic study. The researchers analyzed data from 16 pooled international cohorts with more than 60,000 people from the Fatty Acids and Outcomes Research Consortium (FORCE) project. The participants had baseline measurements of three fatty acids — pentadecanoic acid (15-carbon saturated fatty acid, 15:0), heptadecanoic acid (17:0), and trans-palmitoleic acid (t16:1n7) — that reflect consumption of fat from dairy products such as milk and cheese.
@abhigna Measuring biomarkers of fatty acids consumed in dairy fat, suggest a need to re-examine the potential metabolic benefits of dairy fat or foods rich in dairy fat, such as cheese