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Study: Yogurt May Reduce Diabetes Risk

A cup of yogurt a day may help keep diabetes away, a new study suggests. But the reduction in risk was relatively small. The study was based on information about the diets of nearly 200,000 health professionals. They were part of three long-term studies. Researchers asked them regularly about their diets, other habits and health. They kept track of people for up to 30 years. During the study, about 15,000 developed type 2 diabetes. Researchers took account of other things that affect diabetes risk, such as weight, age, smoking and high blood pressure. After these adjustments, they found no link between type 2 diabetes risk and the total amount of dairy products people ate. But for those who ate yogurt, the risk was lower. Researchers then combined their results with other studies that looked at diet and type 2 diabetes risk.

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