Yogurt may reduce type 2 diabetes risk

first_imgA new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers found that higher consumption of yogurt was associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Other forms of dairy were not found to offer similar protection.Drawing on health data from more than a 100,000 participants in three long-running studies — the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (1986 to 2010), Nurses’ Health Study (1980 to 2010), and Nurses’ Health Study II (1991 to 2009) — the researchers found that a daily serving of yogurt was linked to an 18 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes.Senior author Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology, told Forbes that the mechanisms behind this finding “are not well understood at this point. One hypothesis is that the probiotics in yogurt may help to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce inflammation, but this hypothesis needs to be tested in randomized clinical trials.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

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Pulis brings in Kemp and Jewell

first_img Hawthorns head coach Pulis worked with Kemp at Stoke and Crystal Palace and Jewell joins him as a joint assistant head coach. The Baggies are also in talks with a new goalkeeping coach and Press Association Sport understands ex-Stoke keeper Carlo Nash is set for the role. West Brom have appointed Dave Kemp and Paul Jewell to Tony Pulis’ new backroom team. Kemp has a long-standing working relationship with Pulis while ex-Derby and Wigan boss Jewell has been out of work since leaving as Ipswich manager in 2012. “We struck up a bond way back at Portsmouth in 2000 as manager and assistant. It’s been successful and we have kept it going,” Kemp said. “Tony is the main man and my job is to support him in every way to help make the team successful. “I’m really impressed with the club and it’s our responsibility to make it successful.” The duo arrive after Monday’s exits of coaches Rob Kelly, Keith Downing and Dean Kiely following ex-head coach Alan Irvine’s sacking last week. “I don’t know what I’ve done to suffer Kempy again but I suppose I will have to put up with him,” said Pulis. “But the truth is that we have a working relationship which I value very highly – he knows what I want without even having to ask these days. “Jewely’ is someone I have known for a long time. We got to know each other on coaching courses as well as in opposition – he has massive experience and when I thought about what I wanted for this post, he fitted the bill perfectly. “I’m delighted we have got him and I am sure the players will enjoy working with him. “There are one or two other things we shall be putting in place over the next few days before everything is settled. “It is never a pleasant task making changes because it always means some fellow professionals have to leave the club. I would just like to say that while I only worked with Keith, Dean and Rob for a short time, they impressed me as top lads who I wish well for the future.” Gerry Francis, who again worked with Pulis at Stoke, is expected to be added to the coaching staff on a part-time basis. Press Associationlast_img read more

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