Yogurt for a Healthy Heart
This large new study followed 55,000 women and 18,323 men for up to 30 years and found fermented dairy yogurt reduced chances for heart and circulatory diseases. Compared to men and women who got less than one serving per month, women consuming at least two servings of yogurt per week were 17 percent less likely to develop heart and circulatory conditions, and men were 21 percent less likely.
Men who regularly consumed yogurt and also maintained a Mediterranean-type diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, fish, and poultry, were 30 percent less likely to develop heart and circulatory problems.
Reference: American Journal of Hypertension; February, 2018, Published Online