Published: Mon, December 04, 2017
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

Cheese Tied to Lower Heart Disease Risk

Cheese Tied to Lower Heart Disease Risk

Scientists from Soochow University in China concluded that daily consumption of a slice of cheese, not only will not hurt, but rather improve the condition of the heart and blood vessels.

Eating cheese promotes the growth of the level of "good" cholesterol and reduce the number of "bad" cholesterol in the blood, which is beneficial to the vascular system.

The researchers also claimed that calcium from dairy products such as cheese played a vital role in reducing fat in the body.

Cheese-lovers rejoice because apparently having a little bit of the gooey goodness every day can reduce your risk of having a heart attack.

Additionally, it also contains an acid that can help prevent clogging of the arteries.

"It's unclear how long-term consumption affects the development of cardiovascular disease".

This research adds to the popular idea that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as it has been found to decrease the risk of obesity, regulate metabolism and provide lasting energy to get you through the day. In total, the results drew data from around 200,000 people worldwide.

Researchers explained this is because even though cheese is high in fat, it also is high in calcium which will stop those fats from being absorbed.

"This study suggests an inverse association between cheese and health". Consuming a portion of cheesy goodness every day can cut the risk of developing heart disease and suffering a cardiac event by 14 percent.

"The number of participants in particular gives us a really clear global picture of the neutral association of dairy on heart disease risk, and some indications about the potentially beneficial effect of fermented dairy on heart health, although further studies are needed to confirm this".

Dr Givens has said public health warnings have seen people shun full-fat versions of cheese, milk or yoghurt, in the mistaken belief that they could harm their health.

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