Saturated fat in cheese, yoghurt and other dairy products may protect against diabetes.
A study has found that people with higher levels of the types of saturated fatty acid found in dairy products were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
Saturated fat – found in butter, cheese and red meat – is generally considered unhealthy and linked to high levels of cholesterol and heart disease, as well as type 2 diabetes.
The study was carried out by researchers from Cambridge University, the MRC Human Nutrition Research unit in Cambridge, the University of Oxford and other universities across Europe.
For further information please go to: https://www.nhs.uk/news/2014/08August/Pages/Saturated- fat-in-dairy-may-reduce-diabetes-risk.aspx