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Increase in Dairy Attenuates Oxidative and Inflammatory Stress in Metabolic Syndrome


In a randomized study involving 40 overweight and obese adults with the metabolic syndrome, consumption of adequate dairy (3.5 servings/day) was found to be associated with decreases in malondialdehyde by 35% and oxidized LDL by 11% at 7 days, with further decreases at 12 weeks, as compared to low dairy consumption. Furthermore, the inflammatory markers, TNF-alpha, interleukin-6, and monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 were decreased, while adiponectin was increased by 55% at 12 weeks. Adequate dairy intake was also associated with signifiant reductions in waist circumference and trunk fat. The authors conclude, "An increase in dairy intake attenuates oxidative and inflammatory stress in metabolic syndrome."

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