February 10, 2014

Let them Eat Yogurt and Reduce T2D Risk


yogurtThis is good news if you’re a fan of yogurt and great news if you’re at high risk of developing T2D and like yogurt. According to a study published in Diabetologica, people who eat low-fat yogurt have a reduced risk of developing T2D.

Who knew yogurt could have such an impact on T2D prevention? The research shows that eating yogurt  could reduce the risk up to 28%, compared with people who didn’t eat low-fat, yogurt.

The goodness translates to other foods in the category, as well. Higher consumption of low-fat fermented dairy products, such as yogurt and some cheeses, also lowered the relative risk of diabetes by 24%.

Nobody’s saying gorge yourself in all things yogurt. A lead researcher has words of dietary wisdom to share. “Specific foods may have an important role in the prevention of Type 2 diabetes, and are relevant for public health”. It’s not about red wine and chocolate, this week.

The specific food saving the day is yogurt. Whether you indulge in a frappe, salad, side dish, or afternoon snack – yogurt may be the ally you need to allay your diabetes risk. Eat up!

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