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Does milk sugar produce a spike in insulin?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 08, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Does lactose consumption (of those with the enzyme lactase) have a similar effect to our bodies insulin production as added sugars in SAD foods?

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on February 08, 2012
at 12:44 PM

Agreed, a BG reading only gives a very indirect reading on what your insulin levels are.

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on February 08, 2012
at 03:53 AM

here's a study that may be relevant, if you can make sense of it, entitled "Glycemia and insulinemia lactose equivalent meals of milk and other food proteins" http://www.ajcn.org/content/80/5/1246.abstract

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on February 08, 2012
at 01:54 AM

Glucose scores and insulin scores do not go hand in hand Matt. That was my point.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on February 08, 2012
at 01:16 AM

As pointed out by Shari and Matt below, I was measuring bg not insulin. So I should say my bg doesn't go too low or too high, so whatever insulin response I have there's no difficulty like that I've experienced from straight fruit or starch.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on February 08, 2012
at 01:14 AM

I agree, of course, I should have said I don't go too low or too high.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 08, 2012
at 01:08 AM

Consuming carbohydrate and not seeing a rise in BG would indicate an insulin response.

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on February 08, 2012
at 01:02 AM

How is it that you ALWAYS have the answers to my questions, Nance? Thank you. :D

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98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

on February 08, 2012
at 01:00 AM

Well it gives an insulin response but not from the lactose alone. A good read from Mark.

( p.s. testing blood glucose is not the same as testing insulin reaction. A food can produce an insulin response without a corresponding rise in bs.)

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 08, 2012
at 12:44 PM

Agreed, a BG reading only gives a very indirect reading on what your insulin levels are.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on February 08, 2012
at 01:14 AM

I agree, of course, I should have said I don't go too low or too high.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 08, 2012
at 01:08 AM

Consuming carbohydrate and not seeing a rise in BG would indicate an insulin response.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on February 08, 2012
at 01:54 AM

Glucose scores and insulin scores do not go hand in hand Matt. That was my point.

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on February 08, 2012
at 11:46 AM

It's not the lactose, but the proteins in milk that are more insulinogenic. Nothing wrong with a food being insulinogenic though.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on February 08, 2012
at 12:48 AM

As in all things, I assume people vary widely in this.

I just did an in-depth bg test and I'm happy to report my bg barely noticed when I ate about a cup of home-made yogurt with a banana. I think it was 106 or something 45 minutes later.

F4a6fc9f0b701e12cdf2ad5dadaeb2dd

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on February 08, 2012
at 01:02 AM

How is it that you ALWAYS have the answers to my questions, Nance? Thank you. :D

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on February 08, 2012
at 01:16 AM

As pointed out by Shari and Matt below, I was measuring bg not insulin. So I should say my bg doesn't go too low or too high, so whatever insulin response I have there's no difficulty like that I've experienced from straight fruit or starch.

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on January 20, 2013
at 06:39 PM

if, as Taubes indicates, insulin promotes fat storage, then a higher insulinogenic response from dairy products is something to pay attention to.

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on February 08, 2012
at 01:23 AM

Glad to have an answer for this as well. The nutritionist that I was sent to in my first pregnancy when I was diagnosed with Gestastional Diabetes told me to avoid milk in the mornings as it spikes insulin levels. But I disproved her on many other points of nutrition as well.

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