In the past decade, yogurt has achieved many health accolades being praised for its association with gut health, diabetes deterrence, and most recently heart health. Researchers a few years ago found that individuals who regularly consumed probiotics had lower systolic and diastolic blood pressures.

A recently published study in the American Journal of Hypertension added weight to the previous study’s results. Researchers found that among women ages 30 to 55 eating at least 2 cups of yogurt per week was associated with a 30 percent reduction in the risk of a heart attack.

The men showed a smaller yet still acknowledgeable trend of a 19 percent reduced risk of a heart attack when consuming at least 2 cups of yogurt per week.

In a follow-up period, coronary heart disease and stroke risk were reduced nearly 20 percent in individuals who ate 1 cup or more of yogurt per week.

As mentioned earlier, yogurt has already proven its chops in lowering the risk of Type 2 diabetes. Researchers in an earlier study found that a daily serving of yogurt was associated with an 18 percent lower risk of developing the disease.

If you’re welcoming in the new year with a focus on better health, or you have friends at risk for cardiovascular disease, share the good news with them. Yogurt is good for your body and good for your heart.

To comment, email your remarks to
(c) Hoard's Dairyman Intel 2018
March 5, 2018
Subscribe to Hoard's Dairyman Intel by clicking the button below