Apparently dreams do come true.
According to a new study cheese might not be as bad for you as you might think. The University College of Dublin studied the diets of 1,500 people and found that those with high-dairy intakes didn’t suffer from higher cholesterol than those with a minimal intake of dairy products.
According to researchers, this is because cheese has a ‘unique set of nutrients’ which don’t negatively impact cholesterol levels. They also found that the people with high-dairy intakes were more likely to have a lower BMI, lower percentage of body fat, lower waist size and lower blood pressure than their low-fat-consuming counterparts. This study truly is the gift that keeps on giving.
Dr Emma Feeney, the lead author on the paper commented: “What we saw was that in the high consumers [of cheese] they had a significantly higher intake of saturated fat than the non-consumers and the low consumers and yet there was no difference in their LDL Cholesterol levels. 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.”
Of course, as we all already know, eating anything excessively is unlikely to be good for your health. So maybe go easy on that melted brie wheel.