“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
Yogurt may reduce risk of CVD
In people with high blood pressure:
- Consuming two or more servings of yogurt per week, especially when part of a healthy diet, is associated with a reduced risk of heart attack or stroke compared with a consumption of less than one serving per month
- Overall, among those eating two or more servings of yogurt per week, women had a 17% lower CVD risk and men had a 21% lower risk compared with those who consumed less than one serving per month
Consuming 200 g of yogurt daily may reduce CVD risk:
- A meta-analysis of nine cohort studies (from the USA, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland and the UK) did not observe a significant association between yogurt intake and CVD when comparing the highest yogurt consumption with the lowest intake.
- However, in a subgroup analysis, consumption of ≥200 g/day was associated with a significantly reduced risk of CVD.
Buendia JR, Li Y, Hu FB, et al. Regular yogurt intake and risk of cardiovascular disease among hypertensive adults. Am J Hypertens 2018;31:557–65.
Wu L, Sun D. Consumption of yogurt and the incident risk of cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis of nine cohort studies. Nutrients 2017;9:315