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How does yogurt help to lower blood cholesterol levels?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine
The blood cholesterol-lowering effect of fermented milk was demonstrated more than 30 years ago during studies conducted with Masai tribesmen in Africa. While some more recent studies support a cholesterol-lowering effect of cultured dairy foods, the data are conflicting. Different strains of lactic bacteria in cultured dairy foods appear to have different effects on blood cholesterol levels. In a study of older adults, intake of about one cup of yogurt with live cultures per day for one year prevented an increase in blood total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels.
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