Doctor's Orders: May 23, 2005

TYPE 2 DIABETES AND 1% MILK

In a 12-year study of 41,000 men published in Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers found that the risk that a man would develop Type 2 diabetes fell as his dairy intake rose. But don't drink just any milk; the benefit was linked to low- and nonfat dairy foods only.

CAN EXERCISE SLOW CANCER?

Maybe. A study that followed nearly 50,000 men for 15 years concluded that guys age 65 and older who engaged in vigorous physical activity had the same incidence of prostate cancer as inactive men but 70% less risk that their cancer would...