Surprise! Cheese Isn’t Bad For You After All

Alright, alright...now THIS is an amazing way to start the week! Here is some seriously good news: 

According to some new research, cheese isn't quite as bad for us as everyone thought.

The new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that dairy-lovers who regularly eat cheese, milk, yogurt and full-fat products are not more at risk of developing heart problems in later life. For years, consumers were lead to believe that dairy-products are bad for your health.

In a study of almost 3,000 people over the course of 22 years, researchers found that the saturated fat found in dairy had little effect on the participant's health as they got older.

The study's lead author Marcia Otto concluded that the "findings not only support, but also significantly strengthen, the growing body of evidence which suggests that diary fat, contrary to popular belief, does not increase the risks of heart disease or overall mortality in older adults".

The implication is that it didn’t matter if people drank whole or skim or 2-percent milk, ate butter versus margarine, etc. The researchers concluded that dairy-fat consumption later in life “does not significantly influence total mortality.”

So....yes, that pretty much means that you can go eat an entire block of cheese and not worry about clogged arteries! 

Another study of 135,000 people across the world concluded that people on a low-fat diet were at greater risk of heart disease than those on a low-carb plan.

Isn't this great news?! Cheese, especially, is SO good! What do you guys think? I'd love to hear what you guys think about this life-changing revelation.

 
 

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