Study: Low-Fat Yogurt May Cut Risk of High Blood Pressure

Research found eating six ounces every three days lowered chances of developing the disease

by Lesley Kennedy • MORE.com Reporter

We’re pretty sure you’ve heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but did you know six ounces of low-fat yogurt every three days may keep high blood pressure at bay?

CBS News reports that new research shows study participants who got 2 percent or more of their calories from yogurt (an average of one six-ounce cup every third day) had a 31 percent lower chance of developing high blood pressure than non–yogurt eaters. They also had lower systolic blood pressure numbers.

“Yogurt is a good source of calcium, and many studies have shown that calcium can help keep blood pressure levels under control,” dietitian Despina Hyde, who did not work on the study, tells WebMD, according to the network.

Does FroYo count? Just wonderin.’

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