New research found that eating a diet rich in dairy is linked to a lower risk of certain health conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure. The new study looked at almost 150,000 people aged 35 to 70 from 21 countries. The research showed that eating at least two servings of dairy each day (like cheese or milk) is linked to a 12% lower risk of diabetes and high blood pressure. Full-fat dairy lowers risk even more than low-fat dairy. Two daily servings of dairy also decrease your risk of metabolic syndrome by 24%. Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions that include a bigger waist size, too much fat in the blood, too little good cholesterol, high blood pressure and high blood sugar in the morning before breakfast. All these things can increase your risk of heart disease.
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