Yogurt may help prevent hypertension as part of a healthy diet, a new study suggests. People who ate at least the equivalent of one serving every three days were 31% less likely to develop high blood pressure than those who ate no yogurt at all, said researchers at Tufts University in Boston. An even stronger effect was seen among individuals who were not taking antihypertensive drugs.

“Yogurt is a nutrient-dense, low-fat dairy product,” the group noted. “Higher yogurt intake, as part of a healthy diet pattern, may be beneficial for blood pressure control and hypertension prevention.”

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