The FDA Reveals That Yogurt Might Prevent Diabetes

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If you’re looking for a rich source of calcium, eating yogurt regularly, such as right after dinner or breakfast, can be a great idea. Yogurt also contains enough amounts of potassium, phosphorus, vitamin A, vitamin B2, as well as vitamin B12, which are all important for our bodies.

The US Food and Drug Administration brings one somewhat shocking piece of information: getting enough yogurt in your diet might help you overcome a common disease. If it’s true, millions of people can have huge benefits from eating enough amounts of yogurt.

Could yogurt prevent diabetes?

The FDA claims that yogurt might help people fight diabetes, according to Fox News. Danone North America, the maker of popular yogurt brands, said that getting yogurt into your diet could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes. The FDA made the announcement that it doesn’t rule out that possibility.

The health agency explained in a statement:

After reviewing the petition and other evidence related to the proposed qualified health claim, the FDA determined that there is some credible evidence supporting a relationship between yogurt intake and reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, but this evidence is limited.

Sherry Coleman Collins, who is a dietician and expert from the Atlanta metropolitan area, explained for Fox News Digital:

I don’t like the idea of suggesting that one food alone has the power to reduce disease, because we know it’s really all about the pattern of eating.

For those patients who suffer from type 2 diabetes, it means that cells in their bodies don’t respond normally to insulin, triggering insulin resistance. As a result, the pancreas will make more insulin to try to make cells respond. Eventually, the pancreas won’t be able to keep up, and the blood sugar rises, causing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Cristian Antonescu
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