Spoonful of yoghurt a day may keep diabetes at bay

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London: Eating one table spoon of yoghurt can significantly cut your

chances of getting diabetes.

Including one tablespoon of yoghurt daily in your diet reduces the

risk of getting type 2 diabetes by nearly a fifth.

It was found that the amount of dairy foods in general people ate did

not cut the risk of developing diabetes in the study participants who

already had it, but when they looked at eating specific products –

such as milk and cheese – they spotted the link between yoghurt and a

lower risk of Type 2 diabetes

The research revealed that eating one 28g serving of yoghurt per day

was associated with an 18 per cent lower risk.

Professor Frank Hu at the Harvard School of Public Health said that

they found that higher intake of yoghurt is associated with a reduced

risk of type 2 diabetes , whereas other dairy foods and consumption of

total dairy did not show this association and the consistent findings

for yoghurt suggest that it can be incorporated into a healthy dietary


Credit: Zee Media Bureau

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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