“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
Dairy products such as yogurt have repeatedly been found to have either neutral or beneficial effects on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, a finding highlighted by recent literature reviews and a meta-analysis and shows that yogurt may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
Yogurt may reduce the risk of high blood pressure
A study among US adults found that greater intakes of total dairy foods, total low-fat/fat-free dairy foods, lowfat/ skimmed milk and yogurt were associated with a smaller increase in systolic blood pressure and a lower risk of high blood pressure incidence per year.
- This correlation seemed to lessen over time except for total dairy foods and yogurt.
- Consuming one extra serving of yogurt per week was related to a 6% reduced risk of developing high blood pressure.
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