Whew! At first I thought this might be bad news like so many of these news items seem to be. Coffee is bad for you! Coffee is good for you!…
I’m a huge fan of yogurt and have made my own for many decades, so I was very glad to find nothing bad here.
Salas–Salvado J, et al. – Analysis of observational studies was performed to determine the association between yogurt consumption and type 2 diabetes, along with possible mechanisms involved. Findings reported that in healthy and older adults at high cardiovascular risk, yogurt consumption, in the context of a healthy dietary pattern, may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
- Researchers performed a review of observational studies and found that 13 prospective studies assessed the link between yogurt intake and type 2 diabetes, most of which demonstrated an inverse association between the frequency of yogurt consumption and the risk of diabetes.
- Combined data including scientific evidence accumulated from individual prospective studies and several meta-analyses have shown that yogurt consumption has a potential role in diabetes prevention.
- According to the most recent analysis, a 14% lower risk of type 2 diabetes was observed when yogurt consumption was 80–125 g/d compared with no yogurt consumption.
- It was reported that intake of fermented dairy products, especially yogurt, has been inversely associated with variables of glucose metabolism.
- Data also suggested that yogurt may have probiotic effects that could modulate glucose metabolism.