The team analysed two cohorts of participants for their research, all of whom were classified as having high blood pressure.
The participants who had more than two servings of yoghurt a week were noted as having a 20 per cent reduced chance of suffering from congenital heart disease or strokes in future. Furthermore, the women who had two or more servings of yoghurt a week were recorded as being 30 per cent less likely to experience heart attack.
The men who consumed more than two servings of yoghurt a week had a 19 per cent reduced risk of myocardial infarction.
Our results suggest that higher long-term yoghurt intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women,” the authors of the study wrote.