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Study: Low-fat yogurt good for heart health

July 11, 2018 07:12 PM

Many of us enjoy a cup of yogurt in the morning. Now, new research suggests that eating low-fat yogurt can be a beneficial part of a heart-healthy diet.

The study looked at consumption of dairy products -- particularly yogurt and milk and their impact on metabolic syndrome. That's a collection of health risks that includes an enlarged waistline, high blood pressure, low levels of good cholesterol, high levels of blood fats and insulin resistance.

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Researchers found that those who had one serving of yogurt or one serving of milk had a lower risk for metabolic syndrome.

"The study found that consuming both milk and yogurt and other dairy products did help reduce metabolic syndrome risk factors like blood sugar levels and triglyceride levels, helped lower blood pressure and helped maintain a good HDL cholesterol too," explained Kate Patton, RD, with Cleveland Clinic.

As always, it's best to avoid yogurt brands with lots of sugar.

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