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Milk taken with breakfast beneficial in management of type 2 diabetes

Milk taken with breakfast beneficial in management of type 2 diabetes

According to a new study Milk taken with breakfast lowers blood glucose throughout the day. Therefore a modification in the breakfast routine may provide benefits for control and management of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the Journal of Dairy Science.

B. Kung at Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada in a randomized, controlled, double-blinded study along with H. Douglas Goff, PhD, and the team of scientists from the Human Nutraceutical Research Unit at the University of Guelph, in collaboration with the University of Toronto conducted a  randomized, controlled, double-blinded study to investigate the effects of consuming high-protein milk at breakfast on blood glucose levels and satiety after breakfast and after a second meal.
In this randomized, controlled, double-blinded study, the researchers examined the effects of increasing protein concentration and increasing the proportion of whey protein in milk consumed with a high-carbohydrate breakfast cereal on blood glucose, feelings of satiety, and food consumption later in the day.
The researchers found that milk consumed with breakfast cereal reduced postprandial blood glucose concentration and high dairy protein concentration reduced postprandial blood glucose concentration compared with normal dairy protein concentration. The high-protein treatment also reduced appetite after the second meal compared with the low-protein equivalent. Digestion of the whey and casein proteins naturally present in milk releases gastric hormones that slow digestion, increasing feelings of fullness. Digestion of whey proteins achieves this effect more quickly, whereas casein proteins provide a longer lasting effect.

“Metabolic diseases are on the rise globally, with type 2 diabetes and obesity as leading concerns in human health,” Dr. Goff and team said. “Thus, there is the impetus to develop dietary strategies for the risk reduction and management of obesity and diabetes to empower consumers to improve their personal health.”

Although the team only found a modest difference in food consumption at the lunch meal when increasing whey protein at breakfast, they did find that milk consumed with a high-carbohydrate breakfast reduced blood glucose even after lunch, and high-protein milk had a greater effect. Milk with an increased proportion of whey protein had a modest effect on pre-lunch blood glucose, achieving a greater decrease than that provided by regular milk.

According to Dr. Goff and colleagues, “This study confirms the importance of milk at breakfast time to aid in the slower digestion of carbohydrate and to help maintain lower blood sugar levels. Nutritionists have always stressed the importance of a healthy breakfast, and this study should encourage consumers to include milk.”

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Source: With inputs from Journal of Dairy Science

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    Ranjitsinh Gokulsinh Rajput. August 20, 2018, 9:02 pm

    Very true.In addition to satiety,Milk will provide Vit.D3,Vit.A,& Calcium also.