Yogurt intake could reduce the risk of heart attack

Regular Yogurt Intake and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Among Hypertensive Adults.


According to a new study, yogurt intake is linked to lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women.

Many previous studies demonstrated beneficial effects of dairy products consumption on cardiovascular health. But the latest one suggests that the yogurt specifically have a significant impact on cardiovascular disease risk.

According to an estimate, almost billion of people have the risk of higher blood pressure, a major cardiovascular disease risk factor. Higher dairy product intake has been related to helpful impacts on cardiovascular malady related comorbidities, for example, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and insulin protection.

The study involved 55,000 women (ages 30-55) with high blood pressure from the Nurses’ Health Study and 18,000 men (ages 40-75). They then asked to complete a questionnaire to report usual dietary intake in the preceding year.

Members along these lines revealed any between time doctor analyzed occasions including myocardial dead tissue, stroke, and revascularization. Consent was asked for to get to restorative records to affirm all revealed new findings.

Higher admissions of yogurt were related to a 30 percent lessening in danger of myocardial dead tissue among the Nurses’ Health Study ladies and a 19 percent decrease in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study men.

There were 3,300 and 2,148 aggregate cardiovascular sickness cases (myocardial dead tissue, stroke, and revascularization) in the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, separately. Higher yogurt allows in ladies was related to a 16 percent bring down the danger of experiencing revascularization.

In the two gatherings, members expending more than two servings every seven day stretch of yogurt had a roughly 20 percent bring down dangers of real coronary illness or stroke amid the subsequent period. At the point when revascularization was added to the aggregate cardiovascular sickness result variable, the hazard gauges were decreased for the two men and ladies, however, stayed critical.

One of the paper’s authors, Justin Buendia said, “We hypothesized that long-term yogurt intake might reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems since some previous small studies had shown beneficial effects of fermented dairy products. Here, we had a very large cohort of hypertensive men and women, who were followed for up to 30 years. Our results provide important new evidence that yogurt may benefit heart health alone or as a consistent part of a diet rich in fiber-rich fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.”

The paper, “Regular Yogurt Intake and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Among Hypertensive Adults” can be read here.


See stories of the future in your inbox each morning.