>>>>>It has been found that women who consumed five or more servings of yogurt a week had a lower risk of developing high blood pressure than similar women who hardly ever ate yogurt.
According to a research presented at American Heart Association's (AHA's) Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions in Phoenix, AZ, which was lead by Justin Buendia, a PhD candidate at Boston University School of Medicine, MA, it is believed to be the largest study of its kind to date that evaluate the specific effects of yogurt on blood pressure.
The data used in the study was collected from the first and second cohorts (NHS and NHS II) of the Nurses' Health Study, where the participants were mainly women aged 25-55, and also from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS), where the participants were mostly men.
There was a much weaker link between regular yogurt consumption and high
blood pressure in men, but this could be because the men in the groups
they examined consumed far lower amounts of yogurt than the women, say
the researchers. It does not necessarily mean that yogurt has no
beneficial effect on men's blood pressure.
They also examined the effect when taking as a diet. They found out it is more beneficial when taking as part of a healthy diet.
The researchers suggest the beneficial effect of yogurt on lowering risk
of high blood pressure, especially when consumed as part of a healthy
diet, could be by lowering body mass index (BMI - a measure of obesity); the links were weaker when they adjusted for BMI. Buendia concluded by saying that no one food is a magic bullet but adding yogurt to an
otherwise healthy diet seems to help reduce the long-term risk of high
blood pressure in women.
source: Medical News Today