Scientists: Eating cheese reduces the risk of developing heart disease

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Scientists: Eating cheese reduces the risk of developing heart disease

Like other dairy products, it contains a high amount of saturated fat - which has been recently connected to high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, and heart disease. On the contrary, people in the study who took advantage of cheese benefits by eating a little each day were less likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke, when compared to those who rarely eat cheese.

An examination of over 15 studies by researchers in China has come to the conclusion that yes, cheese isn't actually bad for you. Those who ate more cheese had a 10% lower risk of having a stroke and were 14% less likely to developing coronary heart disease.

Experts, however, warn that this is not linear - in short, the study does not mean that people should start consuming blocks of cheese to prevent heart disease. He also cautions against reading too much into data that's self-reported-as much of the data was-because people tend to over- or under-estimate their consumption of specific foods. Now, a new saturated fat has fallen under the scrutiny of researchers: cheese.

The findings after this research review were definitely different than expected.

Cheese makes everything better.

Adults should get about 1,000 mg of calcium a day and one ounce of cheese gives you roughly 20 percent. Either way, I've yet to find a weirdo who doesn't like cheese, whether they eat it or not. Those with the lowest risks of these illnesses were those who consumed around 40 grams a day of cheese - a quantity around the size of a book of matches.

Cheese also contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), an unsaturated fatty acid that may increase the amount of of HDL "good" cholesterol and decrease "bad" LDL levels. "But on the upside, a bit of cheese on a cracker doesn't sound unreasonable".

Cheese, glorious cheese. When Christmas comes around, we love the pungent stuff even more than usual. Researchers didn't specify whether one type of cheese was better than the rest.

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