There’s new research about our favourite food.
A new study has shown that cheese isn’t as unhealthy as we may have first thought.
For years now many people have believed that our favourite dairy-based snack could be dangerous for our health, especially cardiovascular disease.
The new study has supported the notion that the saturated fat found in dairy products such as milk and cheese won’t increase your risk of developing heart problems later on in life.
Research, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, was carried out over a 22-year period.
2907 people were assessed, aged 65 or older, none of whom had any form of cardiovascular disease at the start of the trial.
The team had recorded 2,428 deaths by the end of the study, 833 of which had occurred as a result of cardiovascular disease.
Our findings not only support but also significantly strengthen, the growing body of evidence which suggests that dairy fat, contrary to popular belief, does not increase risk of heart disease or overall mortality in older adults
said Marcia Otto, Ph.D, lead author of the study and assistant professor at UTHealth School Public Health.
Findings indicated that the individuals with higher recorded levels of fatty acids in their blood had a 42 per cent lower risk of dying from stroke.
So feel no guilt next time you treat yourself to a slice of brie or camembert.