The third World Congress of Public Health Nutrition (WCPHN) was held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria between 9 and 12 November, bringing together 848 participants from 62 different countries around the theme “Public Health Nutrition: the Core of International Cooperation for Development.” Experts at the WCPHN notably discussed the most recent evidence of the benefits of regular yogurt consumption on health. This was presented during the symposium ‘”Yogurt: a daily partner for health” organised by YINI (Yogurt in Nutrition Initiative for a Balanced Diet, a cooperative initiative between Danone Institute International, the American Society for Nutrition and the International Osteoporosis Foundation).
As shown in this infographic published by YINI, yogurt is packed with nutrients that have several positive effects on health. It has been shown in observational studies that people who eat yogurt every day are less likely to gain weight, become obese, or develop type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. In the light of these findings, the experts at the Congress urge people to eat yogurt every day as part of a healthy, balanced diet. While dairy products are already part of European dietary guidelines (most recommend 2-3 portions of dairy products a day), it is important that yogurt should be one of them, as it is a truly precious ally for people’s health.
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