STATES CHRONICLE – A recent analysis on a series of studies on the correlation between diet and heart disease brings great news for cheese lovers. Consuming a portion of cheesy goodness every day can cut the risk of developing heart disease and suffering a cardiac event by 14 percent.
Cheese consumption cuts the heart disease risk
If you love cheese, then you have all the chances to maintain your heart healthy. A recent report revealed that only 40 grams are enough to reduce the heart disease risk if consumed every day. Also, the same amount can cut the stroke risk by 10 percent. Several studies analyzed the correlation between regular dairy consumption and cardiovascular events, and discovered a clear connection between them.
These findings might seem a bit controversial, since they are opposed to most public health recommendations. Cheese is high in kilojoules, which can be harmful if consumed in big quantities. Therefore, nutritionists recommended people to consume more of those foods which share nutrients with dairy products.
This correlation stays true despite the high fat present in dairy products
However, these latest findings have been put up by collecting the results of 15 studies on cheese consumption and heart disease. Each individual study wasn’t strong enough to lead to a clear conclusion, but analyzing and comparing more of them revealed a pattern.
Despite the high kilojoule quantity, eating cheese on a daily basis is good for the heart. If you consume around 40 g every day, you have all the chances to reduce your risk of developing heart disease or of suffering a heart attack or a stroke.
However, the researchers couldn’t tell what impact long-term cheese consumption can have on health. Even so, the product is not as bad as it was presented by nutritionists. Despite all the saturated fats they contain, dairy products can have some real health benefits.
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