A new study reveals that starting a meal with a single portion of yogurt helps to reduce inflammation.
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison put yogurt to the test. The study was headed by Brad Bolling, an assistant professor of food science.
To examine the potential benefits of yogurt on inflammation, scientists recruited 120 premenopausal women, half of whom were obese.
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Half of the participants were asked to eat 12 ounces of low-fat yogurt each day for 9 weeks while the others ate a non-dairy pudding instead.
The results, which were published in December 2017, showed that some inflammatory markers — such as TNF-alpha — were significantly reduced in the yogurt eaters.