Cheese Appears to Reduce Risk of Diabetes

By Paula Francis

Published 07/24 2012 08:40PM

Updated 05/25 2015 12:36AM

Cheese may seem unhealthy because of its dense calories, but new research shows it can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes when eaten in small amounts as part of a meal.

The study is in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers did not find an exact reason why cheese might offer a little protection from diabetes, but they surmise it might be the fermentation process that's involved in cheese-making.

Find out more about cheese and the reduced risk for diabetes 

Eating cheese should be in moderation because it is a high-calorie food. Obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes.

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