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Reuters Health reports on a new Swedish study saying that the saturated fats in dairy foods could have the benefit of lowering cholesterol and/or blood pressure. “The researchers found that people with the highest levels of milk fat biomarkers, suggesting they consumed the most dairy fat, were actually at lower risk of heart attack; for women, the risk was reduced by 26 percent, while for men risk was 9 percent lower,” the news service writes.

• The Los Angeles Times writes about a new Japanese study that suggests coffee - or, at least, caffeinated water - may help people stave off the development of type 2 diabetes.
KC's View:
So all the skim milk I’ve consumed over the years may have been less good for me than if I’d had whole milk, or two percent? Go figure. The six cups of coffee each day actually were healthier!