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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Soy yogurt, especially with fruit in it, may help control both type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, U.S. researchers report.

Although people with diabetes are usually discouraged from eating sweet snacks, soy yogurt and some dairy yogurts rich in fruit seem to help regulate enzymes that affect blood sugar levels, the researchers report in the Journal of Food Biochemistry.

"What one eats should be part of an overall approach to therapy," said Kalidas Shetty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/11/10...eut/index.html
 

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veggiejanie said:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Soy yogurt, especially with fruit in it, may help control both type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, U.S. researchers report.

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Though I advocate soy over dairy, I'm skeptical of this claim, especially about the "especially with fruit" part in the title paragraph. I don't see how the rest of article supports this.

It's kindof like the Quaker Oats commercials that claim oatmeal reduce cholesterol - it's not really the oats as much as the fact that the test sample isn't eating bacon and eggs for breakfast anymore.
 

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It's kindof like the Quaker Oats commercials that claim oatmeal reduce cholesterol - it's not really the oats as much as the fact that the test sample isn't eating bacon and eggs for breakfast anymore.
Well, I believe it's the soluble fiber in foods like Quaker Oats and Cheerios that actually does help lower cholesterol. If I remember correctly from my bio class, it (the fiber) binds to the cholesterol and somehow removes it. I could be wrong on that, though.
 

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Well, I believe it's the soluble fiber in foods like Quaker Oats and Cheerios that actually does help lower cholesterol. If I remember correctly from my bio class, it (the fiber) binds to the cholesterol and somehow removes it. I could be wrong on that, though.
Yes, I agree about the soluble fiber. But I still think it is more a matter of what they aren't eating instead.
 

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I am bordering on diabetes type 2 and I have been vegan nearly four years.

My problem is being overweight!. Lost one stone now stuck!!.

I like soya yogurt will try it daily and see what happens..
 
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