Yogurt May Not Be So Wonderful For You After All: Study

Those who eat lots of yogurt because they think it’s a health food might have to reassess things: A study out of Spain suggests that yogurt provides virtually no health benefits, reports Medical News Today.

Researchers followed more than 4,000 people for an average of three and a half years, and found no correlation between eating the stuff and better overall health.

“The regular consumption of yogurt was not linked to health-related quality of life,” says lead author Esther Lopez-Garcia of the Autonomous University of Madrid. But there’s hope: “For future research, more specific instruments must be used which may increase the probability of finding a potential benefit of this food.” As UPI notes, the food has long gotten praise as a source of calcium and, more recently, for its beneficial micro-organisms, or probiotics, thought to improve the digestive system.