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Yogurt may help when dieting

Yogurt consumption is associated with less weight gain over time

“Yogurt consumption is associated with reduced weight gain over time” is one is one of the 10 evidence-based conclusions made by the YINI board about the health effects of yogurt… learn more below.

Yogurt may help when dieting

  • Some evidence exists to suggest that including yogurt in a calorie-controlled diet leads to greater
    weight loss.
  • A 3-month trial in 34 obese people found that those including three servings of fat-free yogurt daily as part of an energy-restricted diet lost 22% more body weight and 61% more body fat than those not eating yogurt.

“In terms of obesity, dairy products in general, and yogurt in particular, have either a neutral or a positive association with reduced body fat both in adults and in children.” – Professor Luis Moreno

References:
  • Chen M, Pan A, Malik VS, et al. Effects of dairy intake on body weight and fat: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am J Clin Nutr 2012;96:735–47.
  • Jacques PF, Wang H. Yogurt and weight management. Am J Clin Nutr 2014;99(5 Suppl):1229S–34S.
  • Zemel MB, Richards J, Mathis S, et al. Dairy augmentation of total and central fat loss in obese subjects. Int J Obes (Lond) 2005:29:391–7.

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