For years, people have been turning to low-fat milk, believing that it is better for their diets. However, a recent study has shown that full-fat milk might be a better option. Researchers found that people with higher levels of certain byproducts found in full-fat milk had a 46% lower risk of diabetes than others.
Full-fat dairy products do contain more calories than other milk options, and many experts assumed that switching to low-fat options would lower the risk of developing diabetes. However, studies have indicated that when people reduce the amount of fat that they eat, they often replace it with carbohydrates or sugar, both of which have worse effects on both insulin and overall diabetes risk.
These findings were published in Circulation on March 22, 2016.