Dukan Diet News: Low Fat Dairy Reduces Stroke Risk

The Dukan Diet doesn’t just help you lose weight it also helps teach you good eating habits that you can use for the rest of your life.

If you like dairy foods it is very probable that you’ve been eating quite large amounts of low fat dairy. What you may not know is that a new study¬† published on 19 April 2012 in Stroke the journal of the American Heart Association shows that eating low dairy isn’t just helping you to lose weight on the Dukan Diet it is also helping to reduce your chances of suffering a stroke.

The study explains that high blood pressure is factor which increase your chances of having a stroke and a third of all American aged 18 and above have hypertension but more worryingly only half of these people have their high blood pressure under control.

A diet rich in low fat dairy foods is recommended to prevent and control high blood pressure. It is one of the foods recommended in the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet.

Dairy consumption has also been shown to reduce metabolic syndrome, a combination of medical disorders which when they occur together increase the chances of diabetes or cardiovascular disease developing.

Before this study there had only been one other study looking at the correlation of the eating of low fat dairy products and the risk of stroke. The researchers decided to study the relationship of the levels of dairy eaten, the amounts of low fat dairy eaten and the amounts of full fat dairy eaten to the chances of suffering a stroke. They studied almost 75,000 Swedish women and men and found that the risks of suffering a stroke decreased as the consumption of low fat dairy foods increased.

It is a little bit off topic but I thought I’d end this post with a reminder about the FAST test and how this helps you to recognise a stroke.

F is for facial weakness. Can the person smile or has one side of their face dropped?

A is for Arm weakness: Can the person raise both arms?

S is for SPEECH problems: Can the person speak clearly and can they understand what you say?

T is TIME: If the person has these symptoms it is time to call the Emergency Services.

A FAST¬†response to a stroke can save that person’s life or prevent them suffering from long term disabilities.

2 Responses to “Dukan Diet News: Low Fat Dairy Reduces Stroke Risk”

  • Donovan Upchurch on September 19, 2015

    Your quack science has caused my grandmother to have a stroke your website advocates that it lowers risk. But real medical professionals say that your diet causes plauqe build up. Quit pushing your bullshit you hurt people

    • Amber on September 25, 2015


      I’m very sorry to hear about your grandmother. However the Dukan Diet was designed by Dr Pierre Dukan and if you want to contact him concerning his “quack science” you can do so as he has provided his personal email address so that he can be contacted if someone has something important to ask him to tell him. His email address is docteurpierredukan@gmail.com.

      Personally I am not aware of any medical research undertaken by “real medical professionals” that have shown that the Dukan Diet causes atherosclerosis but if you are able to provide links to any such medical research I would be happy to publish them as visitors to my site need to be fully aware of any health risks following the Dukan Diet might cause as they need to weigh any health risks against the health benefits of losing weight.

      The only scientific studies that I’m aware of which have shown an increase in atherosclerosis are where mice have followed a high fat, low carbohydrate, high protein diet and these high fat trial diets do not bear any comparison to the low fat, low carbohydrate, high protein Dukan Diet which also includes oat bran a food with proven benefits to the cardiovascular system.

      Zero fat/low fat dairy is a key protein food in the Dukan Diet although people may chose how little or how much of these foods these choose to eat. My post was written to draw my readers’ attention the fact that the study was showing that low-fat dairy consumption was beneficial in reducing strokes and that it was a good eating habit to establish to use for the rest of their lives. It is consumption of low fat dairy that is beneficial not following the Dukan Diet.



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