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Doe a person gain weight by eating yoghurt ?

Does yoghurt is a high fat food? please say what is the role of Streptococcus thermophilus in yoghurt? is that found naturally in yoghurt? what are the effects of consuming yoghurt? does that affects health?
Asked On : Fri, 28 Jan 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Thanks for posting the query.

No it is not a high fat food.The varieties include non-fat, low fat 2% and whole milk yoghurt 4%.
It is rich in nutrients which include protein, calcium, Riboflavin,Vitamin B6 and B12.
Streptococcus thermophilus is one of the bacteria used in preparation of this.
It is not naturally found in it.Lactose which is a milk protein is fermented by these bacteria which results in formation of yoghurt.

Hope I have answered your query.

Wishing you good health.

Answered: Thu, 18 Aug 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Padma Saikia's  Response
Hi,Welcome to HCM.
Yoghurt is a fat food, it can increase weight slightly.Streptococcus thermophilus is a gram positive anaerobe also called has lactic acid bacilli which help in fermentation process. Consumption doesn't effect health.
Hope I answered your query.
Answered: Thu, 18 Aug 2011
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