Yogurt and Diabetes: Overview of Recent Observational Studies

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.

From https://www.mdlinx.com/family-medicine/medical-news-article/2017/06/21/yogurt-type-2-diabetes-insulin-sensitivity/7213515/?category=latest&page_id=1&utm_source=in-house&utm_medium=message&utm_campaign=tmn-june17-peds