Scientists call unexpected property of yogurt.Scientists say that it helps to protect blood vessels from thickening in old age that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
In their study, the researchers found that women over the age of 70, which included in your diet yogurt in moderation are significantly less likely to suffer from this disease.
Dietician Kerry Ivey, who led the Australian study, says: “Dairy products have a bad reputation due to the impact on the cardiovascular system. But we found the benefits of probiotic yoghurts and try to establish the differences in its characteristics from other dairy products”. It is believed that this product can be beneficial by increasing the level of HDL cholesterol – the so-called “good cholesterol” in the blood.
In the course of the study were interviewed 1080 women about their lifestyle and diets, and their arteries were examined regularly for three years. Those who ate about 100 grams of yogurt a day had healthier blood vessels. Scientists said that more research is needed to explore its effect on the blood vessels.