Cheese is considered an ancient food whose origin predates recorded history. The earliest evidence of cheese-making dates back to 5500BCE, according to archaeological record. Most clinical studies have shown that full-fat natural cheese, a highly fermented product, significantly lowers LDL-C compared with butter intake of equal total fat and saturated fat content. A limited number of prospective studies found no significant association between the intake of total full-fat dairy products and the risk of coronary heart disease or stroke. In this article Hilary Brueck, Business Insider.com, reflects on the findings of a study on the benefits of cheese consumption:
“Cheese fans have long felt that enjoying some protein-packed, fatty cheese is the ticket to a better life.
Now science is starting to back them up.
Cheese is high in saturated fat, which is often considered dangerous for your heart. Most nutritionists say we should only nibble limited doses of the heart-clogging fat.
But nutrition experts around the world are discovering in study after study that dairy may not be as bad for your heart as once thought. Certain kinds of fatty dairy, including cheese, could even help lower cholesterol, though more robust studies of larger groups of cheese-eaters are needed to know for sure.
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In the latest study, researchers found that middle-aged, overweight adults who ate full-fat cheddar cheese reduced their cholesterol more than peers eating reduced fat cheese or butter, suggesting there's something special about the way old-fashioned cheese works inside the body. (The study was funded, in part, by Irish dairy companies, but the researchers reached their conclusions independently.)
The food scientists behind the latest cheese investigation think they have zeroed in on something special about the aged, fatty food that makes it better for cholesterol than other dairy products.
This is what they call the cheese matrix: the specific way that nutrients like protein and calcium are arranged inside the yummy blocks.
“I suppose the ‘cheese matrix' does make it sound very mystical,” lead study author Emma Feeney, who studies human nutrition and metabolism at University College Dublin, told Business Insider. “It's really not, it's just a fancy word for the overall structure.”
Feeney's study of 164 overweight, middle aged Irish adults, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition earlier this month, found that participants who incorporated blocks of full-fat Irish cheddar cheese in their diets, while limiting other dairy intake to just two ounces of milk per day, didn't gain weight.
Instead, participants lowered both their total cholesterol and levels of so-called “bad” LDL cholesterol. They ate a ton of cheese while doing it, too: 120 grams a day, or more than half a standard Irish cheese block. It's the kind of cheese block meant to serve an entire household of cheese lovers.
The findings go hand in hand with another study published in July, which followed more than 2,900 American adults for more than two decades. That study found people who consumed full-fat dairy had no greater risk of dying from any cause, including heart attacks, than anyone else.”
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