3 dairy products per day, including yogurt
The study consisted of a 6-week crossover study design aiming to determine the effect of increased consumption of dairy products. The participants consumed low-fat dairy (LFD), containing 10oz of milk and 1% of fat, 6oz of non-fat yogurt and 4oz of cheese with 2% fat or a carbohydrate-based control (CNT). The objective was to measure the inflammatory status and the different markers of the hepatic function.
Generally favorable results
The results show that the LFD period was favorable to hepatic function, as witnessed by lower concentrations in alanine aminotransferase and in aspartate aminotransferase. The authors also report a favorable evolution of inflammation markers and a reduction in hepatic steatosis scores after the LFD period. Beneficial effects warrant the recommendation of 3 daily portions of dairy products, including yogurt, for metabolic syndromes.