Sunday, 8 July 2018

Yogurt for Health: 10 evidence-based conclusions

The Yogurt In Nutrition Initiative (YINI) was established in 2013 with the overall goal to achieve scientific knowledge on the health effects of yogurt and to share the findings with a broad audience.
The YINI represents a unique collaboration between two international scientific organisations - the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and the non-profit organisation, Danone Institute International (DII). The activities of the initiative are guided by a Scientific Advisory Board of 15 world experts with a passion for advancing knowledge on the links between diet and health.

Over the past five years, the YINI has built a strong portfolio of resources: scientific meetings and proceedings, educational campaigns, printable and online materials. A YINI digital ecosystem includes the popular website,
that provides news and practical information, and social media interfaces, such as Twitter with nearly 17,000 followers of @YogurtNutrition
Inspiring events and supporting innovative research
Each year, the YINI highlights topical areas of research into the scientific and clinical links that are emerging between yogurt and health. Themes include weight management, the risk of diabetes, lactose intolerance,fermentation, and children’s health. These themes are reflected in the annual YINI Global Summit on the Health
Effects of Yogurt, the proceedings of which are published in peer reviewed journals.

In order to stimulate further research advances and support scientists from around the world, the YINI provides a grant each year (US $30,000) and launches a Call for Research Proposals concerning a range of projects, focused on yogurt science. 
Find out how to apply at
Celebrating the 5th YINI anniversary
Today, as we celebrate the YINI’s 5th anniversary, we can reflect on what has been achieved. In this document,
the YINI board reviews the recent advances in scientific understanding about the health effects of yogurt and draws several evidence-based conclusions. Overall, substantial accomplishments have been made in the past five years, highlighting exciting potential developments in managing health through yogurt as part of our diet.
Ongoing research is opening new doors — to a bright future.


our latest paper on dairy, it appears in Figure 1 (page 18); thanking the authors to including our work!
 Ioannis Zabetakis

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