Nobody is suggesting you shouldn't pay your taxes. The IRS
discussed here is "insulin resistance syndrome" - a condition
that increases a person's odds for heart disease and possibly
diabetes and some forms of cancer. IRS occurs when the body
demonstrates a reduced ability to control the processing of
blood sugar. It can be caused by a combination of factors,
including obesity, smoking, excessive levels of the hormone
insulin, and a diet low in dairy foods.
this study of cardiovascular disease risk factors in four
U.S. cities, published in the Journal of the American Medical
Association, researchers analyzed four-week diet questionnaires
from over 3,000 individuals. Researchers focused on the amount
of dairy products people ate, such as milk and sour cream.
In overweight individuals, the risk for developing IRS was
almost 75% less in those with the highest dairy consumption
(over 35 times per week) compared to the lowest (less than
10 times per week). Each additional occasion of dairy consumption
per day was linked to a 21% decrease in risk for insulin resistance.
Also, the odds for IRS were 4-5 times higher in overweight
individuals than healthy subjects. In individuals with healthy
weight levels, dairy consumption did not significantly affect
The high levels of calcium, potassium, and magnesium found
in dairy products may be responsible for their potential to
reduce risks for type-2 diabetes and heart disease. When selecting
dairy foods, seek out those with reduced fat content, and
remember that one of the keys to good nutrition is incorporating
a wide variety of foods in your diet, so don't each too much
of any type of food.
Pereira MA, Jacobs DR, Van Horn L, et al. Dairy consumption,
obesity, and the insulin resistance syndrome in young adults:
The CARDIA study. Journal of the American Medical Association
2002:287(16), pp. 2081-2089.
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