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What are the benefits of eating yogurt if I have diabetes?

If you have diabetes, the calcium and vitamin D combo in yogurt may help prevent insulin resistance. A great thing if you're worried about chronically high blood sugar. And the calcium in dairy foods like yogurt may hinder the absorption of fat from the small intestine and stymie the birth of new fat cells -- good news for your waistline. For a snack, use low- or no-fat unsweetened yogurt in place of sour cream in veggie dips.

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