Did Yogurt Turn Out To Be Unhealthy?

April 28, 2019


Yogurt has long been praised for a slew of health benefits it can contribute to if consumed on a regular basis, but a new study conducted at the Autonomous University of Madrid shows eating yogurt may not bring any significant improvements, physically or mentally.

The study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics followed 4,445 adults and analyzed their yogurt consumption over a period of 4 years.

Individuals who ate yogurt regularly did not show any noteworthy positive health changes compared to the control group.

On the other hand, previous research suggested that every day consumption of yogurt lowers the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. In other words, different research studies yield different results, making it tricky to make sense of it all.

Although yogurt is not unhealthy per se, its health benefits may be questionable, at least when it comes to scientific explanations.