October 17, 2014

Get a yogurt in your diet!

A new discovery! Spanish scientists have shown that eating a yogurt every day would prevent overweight and obesity

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Spanish scientists have shown that eating a yogurt every day would prevent overweight and obesity, particularly in people who eat a lot of fruits. To come up with this result, they studied 8516 normal weight volunteers; they analyzed the diet over several years. 6 years and 8 months later, the researchers looked at how their weight evolved: 1,860 of them were then overweight or obese. Scientists have therefore compared the evolution of the weight of the volunteers according to their diet. They found that those who ate more yogurt per day had a lower risk of gaining weight or becoming obese, especially if they regularly consumed fruits.

Although more and more studies have focused in recent years on the role of yogurt in the prevention of obesity, its mode of action is not yet well understood. Among the various assumptions, some studies suggest that
the calcium in yogurt may reduce fat absorption, reduce fat storage, or increase their elimination. Others emphasize the role of lactic acid bacteria in the intestinal flora and in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. 

Yogurt is one of the recommended sources of dairy. The results of the SUN Cohort study sheds light on the importance of not replacing fruits with yogurt, but to
consume them together for a healthy and tasty food.


Yogurt consumption, weight change and risk of overweight/obesity: The SUN cohort Study, M.A. Martinez-Gonzalez, C. Sayon-Orea, M. Ruiz-Canela, C. de la Fuente, Gea A, M. Bes-Rastrollo

Yogurt, Nutrition