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WANT A HEALTHY HEART? EAT CHEESE EVERYDAY

  • By Admin
  • 06 Dec 2017

Cheese lovers rejoice! According to the latest research, and findings from analysis of observational studies, it has been shown that eating 40 grams of cheese every day could help you to reduce the cardiovascular diseases and ultimately lesser chances of stroke. Yes, you heard it right! No doubt cheese is everyone's favorite and according to AHA, one should consume 5-6% of saturated fats daily and switch to low-fat dairy products. Cheese is undoubtedly one of our favorite foods and you must be thinking that cheese may increase the cholesterol levels and raise the risk of heart disease in long run due to high levels of calcium, zinc, vitamins A and Vitamin B12 in it. However, now according to a new study, there is a non-linear inverse association between cheese consumption and risk of cardiovascular diseases. It has been concluded that this product could have an opposite effect on cardiovascular health and can boost the levels of so-called 'good' cholesterol while reducing the levels of 'bad' cholesterol. Qin and colleagues carried out one meta-analysis of 15 observational studies, which was done on around 200,000 participants who were free of CVD at study baseline and who used to consume cheese daily for about 10 years. The study showed that regular consumption of it reduces the chances of CVD by up to 18% and fewer chances of stroke by up to 10%. The researchers reported that these effects were strongest among those participants who would consume around 40 grams, or 1.41 ounces, of cheese every day. Another finding was from another group based on some observational studies and was published earlier this year, which linked cheese and other dairy products involved in reducing the risk of heart diseases and all-cause mortality. But, here to remind you that be cautious with your diet on cheese, and don't consume much as both studies have its own limitations.Being observational, they do not prove a causal association between cheese intake and a healthy heart. Until further studies confirm such findings, it is important to note that cheese is high in saturated fats, which can be harmful to your heart health in high amounts.