Can Yogurt Help Lower Diabetes Risk?

from dailymail.co.uk

Type 2 diabetes, the form of the condition studied, is fuelled by obesity. It usually develops in middle-age and over time triggers disabling and deadly complications, from blindness to heart attacks and strokes.

It eats up a tenth of the NHS budget and with some 3million sufferers in the UK alone and numbers rising as the obesity epidemic bites, anything that prevents it could have a massive impact health as well as on the healthcare system.

The US researchers began by crunching together the results of three long-term studies into diet and health.

The consistent findings for yoghurt suggest that it can be incorporated into a healthy dietary pattern.’

Professor Hu’s research, published in the journal BMC Medicine (MUST CREDIT), follows other work that has credited yoghurt with keeping people trim.

It is thought that the bacteria in yoghurt help keep the metabolism on an even keel.

They may also replace bugs in our stomachs that would normally pump out obesity-fuelling toxins.

It is also possible that people who regularly eat yoghurt have it as a dessert and so eat fewer sweet puddings than others.

The consistent findings for yoghurt suggest that it can be incorporated into a healthy dietary pattern.’
Professor Hu’s research, published in the journal BMC Medicine (MUST CREDIT), follows other work that has credited yoghurt with keeping people trim.

It is thought that the bacteria in yoghurt help keep the metabolism on an even keel.
They may also replace bugs in our stomachs that would normally pump out obesity-fuelling toxins.
It is also possible that people who regularly eat yoghurt have it as a dessert and so eat fewer sweet puddings than others.

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from wallstreetotc.com

A new study made in London shows that eating 28 g of unsweetened yogurt daily can boost the overall health and combat dangerous diseases like diabetes. The study reveals that yogurt can decrease the chances of developing diabetes almost 1/5.

The team of scientists included other studies and compared the data from almost 500,000 people. They found out that 28 g of yogurt every day can keep type 2 diabetes away by 18%.

The study was published in the BMC Medicine journal and included information of low fat and full fat yogurt. Researchers said that the yogurt should be eaten without any added sugar and explained that the bacteria found in yogurt helps the metabolism.

Almost 90% of diabetes cases are type 2 diabetes. The body of those who suffer from type 2 diabetes does not produce enough insulin, or can have an insulin resistance. This means that the insulin produced in the body cannot process glucose the way it should.

Over 26 million Americans suffer from type 2 diabetes and approximately 366 million people are affected worldwide.

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from medicalnewstoday.com

Prior to this study, earlier research had suggested that the presence of calcium, magnesium or certain fatty acids within dairy products could lower type 2 diabetes risk. It is now thought that probiotic bacteria in yogurt, with their fat profile and antioxidant status improving qualities, could lower the risk.

“Our study benefited from having such a large sample size, high rates of follow up and repeated assessment of dietary and lifestyle factors,” says lead author Mu Chen.

Medical News Today recently reported on another potential health benefit of yogurt. Probiotic yogurt successfully protects children and pregnant women from the effects of heavy metal poisoning, according to researchers from the Canadian Centre for Human Microbiome and Probiotics.

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