Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Linked to Milk Drinking

A recent study has shown that milk may play a role in the preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes. According to a study that was published earlier on the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a there was a link between type 2 diabetes prevention and the drinking of milk.

The study indicated that the danger of developing type 2 diabetes among teenagers who have the habit of drinking milk was lower by around 43 percent. This habit may also be carried by the teenagers once they become adults, which would play a factor in type 2 diabetes prevention.

This comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that the danger of developing diabetes has increased among children who do not consume sufficient amounts of low fat milk. According to the CDC report although milk drinkers among children have reached almost 73 percent, only 20 percent of these children consume low fat milk.

However the same report also pointed out that there were some inconsistencies in the consumption of low-fat milk due to income and ethnicity. Children of the higher income range consume more low fat milk compared to children from the lower income group.. While Hispanic and non-Hispanic black children consume less low fat milk compared to non-Hispanic white children

The study had around 37,000 women as participants while another study included around 440,000 individuals revealed that the consumption of low fat milk as a source of protein instead of meat will reduce the danger of developing type 2 diabetes by around 17 percent.

Milk drinkers will develop a habit that will allow them to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes better compared to individuals who do not drink milk. Due to this, it has become advisable to encourage milk drinking among children in order to help them fight against the onset of type 2 diabetes later on in their life.