The health experts often recommend a dairy product as part of a healthy diet. But a new study has found that the regular intake of yogurt hardly has any effect on improvement of physical or mental health.
Even though the efficacy of yogurt has never been proved, its regular consumption has been suggested for years by the dietician and health experts.
The study was conducted by the researchers at the Autonomous University of Madrid.
For the current study, the researchers involved over 4,000 people and analysed the association between the regular yogurt intake and health-related quality of life.
The researchers carried an analytical study on the link between the intake of yogurt and the change in the test score among the participants comprising 4,445 Spanish adults for over a period of three-and-a-half-year.
There was no relation between the improvement of the physical and the mental parameters that were analysed by the researchers.
Study lead author Esther Lopez-Garcia said, “The regular consumption of yogurt was not linked to health-related quality of life.”
The main dietary guidelines in countries like Spain back the intake of dairy products as part of a healthy diet.
The findings of the study were published in the journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.