If you’ve been holding back on your cheese consumption due to the bad rap it’s gotten, there’s good news: cheese may not be so bad for you after all. In fact, new research has shown that even full-fat cheeses do not actually increase your risk of heart attack or stroke.
Like most fatty foods, cheese has been accused of causing heart disease, heart attacks, strokes and other healthy issues. But as it turns out, you can enjoy all your favorite cheeses and cheese-related foods worry-free.
As reported, “There’s quite a widespread but mistaken belief among the public that dairy products in general can be bad for you, but that’s a misconception. While it is a widely held belief, our research shows that that’s wrong.There’s been a lot of publicity over the last five to 10 years about how saturated fats increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and a belief has grown up that they must increase the risk, but they don’t.”
It seems the belief that dairy products are bad for your health has been turned upside down. Along with an international coalition of experts, Givens conducted a meta-analysis of 29 different studies of dairy products and their potential for causing events like heart attacks, stroke or cardiovascular disease. But, the findings were shocking: despite the high saturated fat content, cheese had no negative effects on human health.