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Milk helps in prevention of Type 2 diabetes as per PURE study

Role of Milk and Milk Products in Health and Disease Prevention” seminar was organized by Indian Dairy Association (West Zone) on 12th September 2023 at Hotel Kohinoor Continental, Andheri, Mumbai The seminar was organized by IDA(WZ) in association with following partnering institutions: Association of Food Scientists and Technologists India (AFSTi), Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Shree Vitthaldas Thackersey College, SNDT University, GN Khalsa College (Autonomous) and Bombay Veterinary College, MAFSU and Consumer Guidance Society of India (CGSI). The keynote address was delivered by Padmashri Dr. V. Mohan, Chairman and Chief of Diabetology, Madras Diabetic research foundation, Chennai.


The presentation commenced with vedic mentions of cow milk and significance. He gave an overview of components in milk and their roles and cited several publications depicting the statistically significant results advocating no harm on milk consumption. Research findings supporting yoghurt and cheese consumption, specifically was shown to prevent the development of Type 2 Diabetes. He also shared the findings of The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, which involved the study on 2,50,000 patients in 21 countries over 20 years. People consuming milk and milk products was correlated with increased longevity. He holds the record of largest number of publications (1600) to his credit. Overall, it was concluded that dairy products are either protective or neutral on several metabolic diseases, but never the causative agent for any ailment.

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