“Yogurt consumption is associated with reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes” is one is one of the 10 evidence-based conclusions made by the YINI board about the health effects of yogurt… learn more below.
Replacing less healthy snacks with yogurt is also associated with reduced risk of T2D
In an elderly Spanish population at high cardiovascular risk followed up for a median of 4.1 years, replacing one serving per day of snacks with a daily serving of yogurt lowered the risk of T2D (by 40% when replacing biscuits/ chocolate and 45% when replacing whole-grain biscuits and pastries).
Similarly, a UK study found substituting yogurt in place of snacks (crisps) was associated with a 47% fall in the risk of T2D in people aged 40–79 years who were followed up for 11 years.
Díaz-López A, Bulló M, Martínez-González MA, et al. Dairy product consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes in an elderly Spanish Mediterranean population at high cardiovascular risk. Eur J Nutr 2016;55:349–60.
O’Connor LM, Lentjes MA, Luben RN, et al. Dietary dairy product intake and incident type 2 diabetes: a prospective study using dietary data from a 7-day food diary. Diabetologia 2014;57:909–17.