SAY CHEESE!

Fairlady - - WELLBEING -

In De­cem­ber last year, there was some good news for health-con­scious cheeselovers. A re­view of 15 stud­ies with data from over 200000 peo­ple was pub­lished in the Euro­pean Jour­nal of Nutri­tion. It looked at the link be­tween eat­ing cheese and the risks of car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease in gen­eral, coro­nary heart dis­ease and stroke, and found that peo­ple who ate cheese were bet­ter off (heart-wise) than those who didn’t eat any at all. The sweet spot seemed to be about 40g a day – not much. And get­ting the bal­ance right, as ever, seems im­por­tant: more than that, and you lose the ben­e­fit. There’s just one rider: the stud­ies were based on self-re­ported amounts eaten – and we all know we tend to eat more than we think!

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