“Our previous research showed that improvement of vitamin D status by regular daily intake of a fortified yogurt drink resulted in lowered blood glucose levels in diabetic patients,” Neyestani said in a statement. “The current study found that consuming a vitamin D-fortified yogurt drink also decreased serum substances, like highly sensitive C-reactive protein, which are known to have an inflammatory role.”
Leeb Biomilch’s Leeb Vital brand has added a range of yogurts, though not sourced from the cow’s milk common in the U.S. Available in Germany, Bio Ziegenjoghurt is an organic goat’s milk yogurt, while Bio Schafjoghurt is a sheep’s milk yogurt in such flavors as vanilla and strawberry.
In New Zealand, The Collective added Great Dairy Summer Coconut Gourmet Probiotic Yogurt, a limited-edition yogurt with flavors supposedly reminiscent of a tropical holiday, but also vegetarian and free of gluten, gelatin and preservatives. pf