Another fascinating diabetes discovery that I take with a big grain of salt (pun intended): Forbes reports today that consumption of low-fat dairy products may lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes in men.

A study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health analyzed data on more than 41,000 healthy men over 12 years -— and found that "each serving-per-day increase in total dairy intake was associated with a 9 percent lower risk for type 2 diabetes."

But Why? Researchers note that "milk contains a number of bioreactive components beyond amino acids, vitamins and minerals." So presumably it is helpful in preventing all variety of ailments, no? The docs note that these findings are a "further reminder of the potential importance of dairy intake and the continuing value of research in this area."

Happy_cows_1Wow. The California Cheese people must be smiling from ear-to-ear. What a boon to their marketing! Talk about your Happy Cows!

(And just in case you're wondering {no?}: I checked, cows can get diabetes, too.)

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