Daily yogurt no guarantee for good health
Yogurt is a dairy substance made by fermenting milk using one or more of a variety of specific bacteria. It is also used as a food and as a substitute to milk in lactose-intolerant individuals.
If you are consuming yogurt daily and expect that it would help you lose weight and bloster your bones, you could well be putting your efforts in the wrong place.
A study containing over 4,000 people has found no relation between the regular intake of yogurt and improvement in physical health.
Lead author Esther Lopez-Garcia from Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain said, “The typical intake of yogurt is not related to health-related quality of life.”
The study held in Spain assessed whether there is a link between the regular consumption of yogurt and the physical and mental improvement in health-related quality of life (HRQL).
Lopez-Garcia noted, “People who consumed this product daily did not display any critical improvement in their score on the physical component of quality of life. Even though there was a minor improvement mentally, this was not analytically significant.”
Various research papers have indicated that the consumption of yogurt could influence HRQL either directly or indirectly.
It is rich in calcium and thus protects the bones which could help to combat osteo-muscular illnesses — one of the conditions with greatest negative effect on the quality of life.
Especially, its consumption has been associated with lesser weight increase and a lower rate of cardiovascular diseases.