Eating more yohime (dried meat) is good for your health.
In fact, it may help your waistline, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
The study examined data from more than 8,500 adults in England who participated in the Food and Drug Administration-approved trials.
The participants ranged in age from 19 to 87, and the average BMI was 27.5.
Of the 8,578 participants, 707 lost weight, or a little more than 1% of their initial body weight.
The group who ate the most yohimes experienced the most weight loss, losing about 1.7 kg (3.2 pounds) over the six months.
In contrast, those who ate less yohamas lost less than 1.1 kg (1.6 pounds) during the six-month study.
Those who ate a diet high in yohamines experienced the largest drop in weight.
“These findings highlight the potential benefit of consuming yohammes in reducing your risk of developing obesity and related metabolic disorders, which can lead to type 2 diabetes and heart disease,” lead researcher Dr. Paul A. Folsom said in a press release.
He added that this study demonstrates the importance of yohames in the prevention and treatment of obesity and other chronic diseases.
While there’s little evidence to suggest yohima can help you lose weight, FolsOM said that eating it once a day for a few weeks may help.
“Yohimbines may be a good choice for people who are obese and at risk for developing metabolic syndrome, including metabolic syndrome and obesity,” Folsoms said.
The Food and Drugs Administration has yet to approve yohimi as a food.