|1970s Dannon Yogurt commercial|
So I wondered: Maybe yogurt just gives you wrinkles?
Now the American Heart Association has released a study showing that people who ate more yogurt were less likely to develop high blood pressure than people who ate less.
As always, there were a few . . . ah . . .wrinkles in the findings.
The study employed only low-fat yogurt, which leaves out anything my mother made. Researchers also stressed that they couldn't conclude that yogurt itself prevented high blood pressure but they cited it as one component of a healthy lifestyle.
And, of course, that healthy lifestyle has to include regular exercise.
I'm still hoping for a study that shows hot fudge sundaes are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, and that frequent trips to the refrigerator count as regular exercise.
But until then we'll take cheer from the latest finding that a traditional building block of the Armenian diet is good for us.