Clinical trials showed beneficial effects of dairy consumption on cardiovascular health:
Consuming more than two servings of yogurt for each week lower the risk of developing heart disease or stroke, a study claims. Hypertension or high blood pressure is a major cardiovascular disease risk factor. Clinical trials have previously shown beneficial effects of dairy consumption on cardiovascular health.
Yogurt may independently be related to cardiovascular disease risk, as indicated by the study published in the American Journal of Hypertension. Hypertension is a major cardiovascular disease risk factor. Clinical trials have previously shown useful impacts of dairy consumption on cardiovascular health.
How Yogurt alone related to heart health?
Yogurt may independently be related to cardiovascular disease risk. Hypertension affects around one billion people worldwide but may also be a major reason for cardiovascular health issues. Higher dairy consumption has been associated with beneficial effects on cardiovascular disease-related comorbidities such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and insulin resistance.
“Our outcomes give 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,” said co-author of the study Justin R. Buendia from the Boston University School of Medicine in the US.
For the study, published in American Journal of Hypertension, analysts included more than 55,000 women aged between 30-55 with hypertension from the Nurses’ Health Study and 18,000 men matured between 40-75 who participated in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study.
Participants subsequently reported any interim physician-diagnosed events including myocardial infarction, stroke, and revascularization. The specialists found that higher intakes of yogurt were related with a 30 percent reduction in risk of myocardial infarction among the Nurses’ Health Study women and a 19 percent reduction in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study men.
Yogurt lower risks of major coronary heart disease or stroke among women and men:
In both groups, participants consuming more than two servings week of yogurt had an approximately 20 percent lower risks of major coronary heart disease or stroke during the follow-up period, analysts said.
When revascularization was added to the total cardiovascular infection result variable, the risk estimates were reduced for both men and women but remained significant. Higher yogurt intake in combination with an overall heart-healthy diet was related to greater reductions in cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women, the analysts noted.
“We hypothesized that long-term yogurt intake may decrease the risk of cardiovascular issues since some previous small studies had indicated beneficial effects of fermented dairy products,” said one of the paper’s authors, Justin Buendia.
“Here, we had a very large cohort of hypertensive men and women, who were followed for up to 30 years. Our outcomes give vital 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 conclusion was that higher yogurt intake paired with a healthy diet was related to the greater reduction in cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive women and men.