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Butter consumption may put you at diabetes risk – Scientists say

People who consumed 12 grams per day of butter had a two-fold higher risk of developing diabetes.

Butter consumption may put you at diabetes risk – Scientists say

New Delhi: Next time before consuming that extra layer of butter on the slice, you may have to hold back as scientists have termed it as another strong reason for diabetes.

People who consumed 12 grams per day of butter had a two-fold higher risk of developing diabetes.

Saturated and animal fat such as cheese and butter that are rich in saturated fatty acids and trans fats, their intake creates greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, whereas whole-fat yogurt intake is associated with a lower risk.

On the other hand, plant-based diets -- rich in legumes, whole-grain cereals, fruits, vegetables and nuts -- have been found more beneficial for health than animal-based foods such as red meat and processed meat, and also have less impact on the environment.

In addition, a Mediterranean diet -- rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, high on healthy fats like olive oil and low in refined sugars and saturated fats -- may be useful for preventing chronic diseases, particularly Type 2 diabetes, the researchers stated in the paper, published in the the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Consumption of dietary fat has been previously associated with cardiovascular disease.

(With IANS inputs)

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