Science & Research

Dairy and health: Type 2 diabetes and metabolic health

Research submissions

In order to keep the dairy industry strong, National Dairy Council® product research drives demand for dairy products and ingredients through the funding of pre-competitive nutrition and product research.

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By 2020, an estimated 52 percent of the adult population will have diabetes or prediabetes. Scientific evidence has shown that higher dairy consumption is associated with reduced risk of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
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Addressing major public health concerns through science

There is an increasing body of scientific research backing the benefits of dairy products and their role in reducing type 2 diabetes. Through continuing studies, more great reasons to consume dairy are being discovered.

Individuals with type 2 diabetes make up a growing consumer segment with unique health needs. With this research, the industry can invent new products to address these needs and promote the benefits of dairy.

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