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USA - A new era for food in health? The FDA announces a qualified health claim for yogurt intake and type II diabetes mellitus risk reduction


Apr 16, 2024

Over the last two decades research has grown regarding dairy intake and health. It has been reported by many that yogurt intake may be associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). In this report, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision to announce a qualified health claim for yogurt products regarding reduced risk of T2D in response to a Danone North America petition is discussed.

It is unclear how this FDA decision will affect public health and nutrition in the long-term. Limited scientific evidence suggests that at least 3 servings of yogurt per week may reduce the risk of T2D incidence for the general population. Yogurt will not cure or treat people with T2D.


Author(s):  Lordan, R.

Published in: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews

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