Cheese Is Good For You Again, Studies Show

  • Cheese Is Good For You Again, Studies Show

Cheese Is Good For You Again, Studies Show

It tends to have a bad rep, given its saturated fat content, but the study says there's actually "limited evidence" of a negative effect on one's health from eating high-fat dairy.

Nibbling on cheese a little bit a day helps keep heart disease at bay, researchers found.

Researchers from Soochow University in China studied 15 experiments from Europe and the U.S. which tracked the diet and health outcomes of over 200,000 people. This group was 14 percent less likely to develop coronary heart disease and 10 percent less likely to have a stroke. The majority of these studies included only people without heart disease and tracked participants for ten years or more. The key, as with most foods, is to consume it in moderation. Now, cheese-lovers can sleep well knowing that their midnight snack or post-night-out cheese fry indulgence is actually good for them.

Adults should get about 1,000 mg of calcium a day and one ounce of cheese gives you roughly 20 percent.

Stewart was not involved in the study.

A recent study of over 200,00 people showed that those who ate a small amount of cheese daily had a lower risk of contracting heart disease, compared to those who rarely or never ate the stuff, New York Daily News reports. While it may seem like a lot of the dairy product, it's an average of 36 grams per day, which is slightly less than the amount recommended by researchers.

While cheese contains some nutrients that are beneficial to health - such as, zinc, and A and B-12 - it is also, which can increase levels and raise the risk of and. The researchers also found that the probiotics in cheese may contribute to its ability to raise levels of "good" cholesterol while also lowering levels of "bad" cholesterol.

"We're always are searching for ways to minimize heart disease and reduce atherosclerosis", said Allan Stewart, director of aortic surgery at Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center.