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For many, cheese is believed to have great amount of fats that contribute to the weight of a person.
But in a study conducted by University College Dublin, Ireland, the perception of people about cheese is wrong. A study was performed to 1,500 people between the ages of 18 to 90 years and it examined the effect of dairy products like milk, cheese, yoghurt, cream and butter, on indicators of overall body fat and health.
Surprisingly, the study found that people who ate more cheese did not have high body fat or cholesterol. Frequent cheese eaters did not have a higher cholesterol than those who ate cheese less frequently or not at all. It is even more surprising that low-fat dairy products seemed to have greater cholesterol.
The head researcher of this study, Dr. Emma Feeney, state that she found it intriguing that people who eat more cheese consume more saturated fats, but had the same amount of LDL cholesterol levels as people who consume less cheese.
LDL cholesterol is a good fat that helps our body to stay healthy. But too much LDL might cause obstruction of blood flow due to these fats sticking to the wall of the arteries increasing th chance to have a heart disease.
“We have to consider not just the nutrients themselves but also the matrix in which we are eating them in and what the overall dietary pattern is, so not just about the food then, but the pattern of other foods we eat with them as well.” – Dr. Emma Feeney
Therefore cheese is not really bad for you and your friends! Next time you’ll be going out with your friends to eat, try to eat something cheesy.