Yogurt to Combat Type 2 Diabetes

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Researchers at the University of Cambridge found a link between eating low-fat fermented dairy products, like yogurt, and a decrease in the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

    Scientists at the University of Cambridge in the UK found that yogurt consumption reduces the risk of new-onset of type 2 diabetes by 28%.  Consumption of low-fat fermented dairy products in general, which 85% of that is yogurt, also reduced the relative risk of diabetes by 24% overall.  They based their research on the detailed daily food and drink records from a large pool of people that either did or did not develop new on-set type 2 diabetes over an 11 year period to compare the two.  They say it could be due to constituents in fermented dairy products like probiotic bacteria and a special form of vitamin K.