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Eat Plain Yogurt To Lower Diabetes Risk

Regular consumption of plain yogurt may help reduce risk of diabetes and reduce insulin resistance, say doctors.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March made the first-ever qualified health claim that eating yogurt may reduce the risk of Type-2 Diabetes.

Based on limited scientific evidence, the regulatory body said that “at least three servings of yoghurt per week may reduce the risk of T2D incidence for the general population”, revealed a study published in the journal Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews.

However, “yogurt will not cure or treat people with T2D”, said researchers from the University of Pennsylvania.

 Yogurt can manage blood sugar due to its probiotic content, which promotes gut health, say experts. The gut microbiome plays a vital role in regulating glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity, essential for blood sugar management. Probiotics in yoghurt may enhance these functions, making it potentially beneficial for

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Exercise, eat well, avoid excess: how healthy habits in your 30s help in later life | Making health click into place

For anyone who has recently blown out the 3-0 candles on a birthday cake, it can feel as if your whole life is still ahead of you. An exciting whirlwind of weddings, travel, job promotions and new house keys awaits. So, the last thing you are likely to be thinking about in terms of health – beyond finding the energy to fulfil a packed diary – is your long-term physical wellbeing.

Yet, there’s plenty of scientific health” data-link-name=”in body link”research to show that developing healthy habits during your 30s, rather than waiting for your body to stop functioning as it should, will not only leave you feeling better right now but also set you up well for the future. “Our lifestyle habits impact on our risks of various diseases – the longer we smoke, for example, the greater our risk of suffering from heart disease and multiple cancers,”

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