“Yogurt consumption is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)” is one of the 10 evidence-based conclusions made by the YINI board about the health effects of yogurt… learn more below
Children and teenagers could benefit too
- Among US children and teenagers, those who eat yogurt have a lower intake of saturated fat than non-consumers.7
- In European adolescents, consumption of milk and yogurt has been found to be inversely associated with being overweight and positively associated with cardiorespiratory fitness.48,78
- Dairy consumption was found to be inversely associated with CVD risk score in girls.78
“There’s an inverse association between yogurt consumption and a composite cardiovascular risk factors score.” – Professor Luis Moreno
- Keast DR, Hill Gallant KM, Albertson AM, et al. Associations between yogurt, dairy, calcium, and vitamin D intake and obesity among U.S. children aged 8–18 years: NHANES, 2005–2008. Nutrients 2015;7:1577–93.
- Moreno LA, Bel-Serrat S, Santaliestra-Pasías A, et al. Dairy products, yogurt consumption, and cardiometabolic risk in children and adolescents. Nutr Rev 2015;73(Suppl 1):8–14.
- Bel-Serrat S, Mouratidou T, Jiménez-Pavón D, et al. Is dairy consumption associated with low cardiovascular disease risk in European adolescents? Results from the HELENA Study. Pediatr Obes 2014;9:401–10.