FENS 2015 Berlin

Experts answer Twitter on the Health Benefits of Yogurt

A couple of weeks ahead of the symposium on the health benefits of yogurt at the FENS 2015, we invited our Twitter followers to share questions they had for our speakers. After the symposium, our experts were given the questions and provided our community with their answers.


Prof. Angelo Tremblay opinion:

  • Seems to be differences between yogurts. High fat intake is making appetite control more complex and may result in an increase in energy intake.
  • If yogurt supplemented with good bacteria influencing energy balance, it might be another fruitful action to increase the benefits of a yogurt.
  • Yogurt is a flexible food, a flexible matrix: gives possibility for reformulations.
  • Yes there seems to be differences between yogurts depending on the composition, the bacteria strains…

Prof. Jordi Salas opinion:

  • The protective role of yogurt is for all the types of yogurts containing: Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus.
  • These beneficial effects of yogurt on the reduced risk of diabetes have been observed not only in full fat yogurt but also in low fat.
  • Not all types of fatty acids have the same effect on insulin resistance. Those contained in yogurt have beneficial effects on reducing the risk of diabetes.

Have a look at the coverage of Prof. Angelo Tremblay and Prof Jordi Salas-Salvadó’s presentation at the FENS 2015 on the health benefits of yogurt consumption.

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