Diabetes Risk and Low Fat Diet

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Women who are past menopause and trying to avoid diabetes might not need to be so concerned about how much fat they get in their diet. New research has indicated that losing weight, no matter how that’s done – as long as it’s safely! — is the best way to avoid the risk of diabetes.

When a group of women who ate a low fat diet was compared to a group of women who continued on their normal diet there was no significant difference between the rates at which they acquired diabetes…with the exception of women who lost weight.

In those women the risk of diabetes was lowered enough to be considered statistically significant. For women who are past or approaching menopause, keeping weight down can keep health risks lower as well.