Dairy free yogurt has been in a slump for some time, as many companies have shifted away from the ingredient that made it so popular and toward the ingredients that have been linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Dairy products have long been associated with good health.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people consume one serving of milk and one serving each of yogurt, low-fat milk, and low-sodium milk each day.
But many people are also opting to avoid the dairy, especially as dairy consumption has declined in the United States, where the average adult consumes just 3.6 servings per day.
The latest report from the CDC found that the percentage of Americans who said they had dairy consumption of less than 3 servings per week was nearly twice the percentage who said it was 3 to 6 servings per month.
The most recent analysis of dairy consumption data by the USDA shows that the consumption of dairy products declined from 1.5 billion ounces (44.5 pounds) in 2015 to 1.4 billion ounces in 2019.
The average dairy consumption in the U.S. dropped by nearly 1 billion ounces between 2013 and 2019.
There is a strong correlation between dairy consumption and diabetes.
Researchers have found that people who consume more dairy products are more likely to have Type 2 diabetes.
In the United Kingdom, for instance, the consumption in 2016 of milk, yogurt and cheese was linked to a 7.6 percent increase in the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
A study published last month in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that a quarter of American adults over the age of 65 had some type of diabetes, a figure that rose to more than 40 percent among people with diabetes.
But the overall trend in the dairy industry appears to be a more favorable one.
“While dairy consumption may be increasing, its trend has been toward a lower dairy intake, and as a result the incidence of type 1 diabetes has decreased, according to the CDC,” the report says.
“This trend has not necessarily translated into a decrease in the prevalence of type2 diabetes.”
As the CDC report points out, the trend is not necessarily a good thing.
“The health benefits of a low-calorie dairy are being eroded by a high-caloric dairy product.
The high fat and high sugar content of dairy contributes to obesity, which is a leading risk factor for Type 2 [diabetes],” Dr. Andrew Kolodny, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the diabetes prevention program at Massachusetts General Hospital, said in a statement.
“If dairy producers are cutting back on high-fat dairy products, the population of Americans with type 2 [Diabetes] will continue to increase.”
The CDC report is not the first time that dairy consumption was associated with a reduction in the incidence and severity of type-2 diabetes.
A 2013 report published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the consumption and prevalence of dairy and yogurt among people who had diabetes was significantly reduced.
The report also found that dairy products may be a way to boost the overall health of the body.
“There is a direct relationship between dairy and blood glucose, and in the case of diabetes there is no way to reduce the risk associated with dairy intake,” Dr. Kolodney said.
“In addition, there are several factors that increase the risk for type 2,” such as obesity and smoking.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) also has a dairy free agenda.
According to the ADA, dairy is a source of calcium, vitamin D, and other nutrients, and it’s also one of the few foods that provides fiber.
It says that while people should avoid dairy products and dairy-free milks, the ADA has an “open” stance on the dairy issue, saying that it’s okay for people to choose to eat a “healthy, high-quality dairy product” when they want to.
“It is important to recognize that all foods contain minerals, vitamins, phytochemicals, amino acids, and carbohydrates.
For some people, these foods can be good, while others may need to adjust their diets,” the ADA says on its website.
“For those who are sensitive to some or all of these nutrients, a diet high in dairy products is a good place to start, even if it doesn’t fit all of their requirements.”
While the dairy free movement has been gaining ground in recent years, many consumers still prefer the dairy alternative, even as the numbers of people who are dairy free and people who don’t are increasing.
“I think people are beginning to realize that this is not just a lifestyle choice,” said Kelly O’Hara, an author of the Dairy Free Agenda and director and executive producer of the documentary film, The Dairy Free World.
“When people see how dairy products contribute to a healthy lifestyle, it can really help them feel better about their health.” Dr. O’h