realm of snacks, yogurt has always been considered one of the
healthier options. But is it so healthy, it can help lower
risk of cardiovascular disease?
published earlier this month in American Journal of
Hypertension (Oxford University Press) concluded that both men
and women suffering from high blood pressure could potentially
improve their heart health with regular yogurt consumption.
study involved over 55,000 female and over 18,000 male
participants, all of whom had "prevalent" high blood
pressure, according to the study, which found that
"yogurt intake was inversely associated" with
cardiovascular disease risk.
final conclusion: "Hypertensive men and women who
consumed (at least) 2 servings/week of yogurt, especially in
the context of a healthy diet, were at lower risk for
developing (cardiovascular disease)."
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that
about 75 million Americans had high blood pressure; in late
2017, updated guidelines by the American Heart Association
upped that number to more than 100 million, according to CBS
News — more than half of all U.S. adults. The World Health
Organization says that 1.13 billion people are affected
products have previously been found to show positive
correlation with cardiovascular health, according to a writeup
by research news website Science Daily, but some scientists
hypothesize that yogurt in particular may have its own,
addition to carrying healthy doses of vital nutrients, Greek
yogurt in particular can be a good source of protein for those
attempting to lose weight. It can also help aid the immune
system and fight the flu, according to The Mercury News.