Eating a Daily Portion of Cheese Could Reduce the Risk of Heart Attacks: Study

Here is good news for cheese lovers! A new research study has shown that eating a daily slice of cheese could reduce the risk of fatal heart attacks and stroke.

New research conducted by Chinese University, Soochow, has suggested that consuming 40 grams of cheese per day could reduce the chance of developing certain heart diseases. Experts said that adding a portion of cheese daily in meals can be beneficial for your health and it reduces chances of suffering a heart attack by 14 percent.

Cheese contains high levels of vitamins, proteins, and minerals which help fight cardiovascular disease. Cheese is also rich in calcium which is good for bones. In a report on their findings, researchers said that cheese is high in fat but it also contains potentially beneficial nutrients.

Besides, the report revealed by the scientists showed that cheese boosted levels of so-called “good” cholesterol while lessening levels of “bad” cholesterol. Additionally, it also contains an acid that helps prevent clogging of the arteries.

Calcium from dairy products including cheese helps to reduce fat in the body, according to Ian Givens, Professor of Food Chain Nutrition at Reading University.

“They do seem to be associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and – particularly with yoghurt – Type 2 diabetes, which is an area of research we are trying to develop because there are 700 new cases every day.”

He also added, “There is a connection between the fat and calcium which makes the fat less digestible.”

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