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High-Fat Or Low-Fat Cheese Controversy Put To Rest

Going contrary to what both the food industry and health experts have claimed over the years, recent studies indicate that eating high-fat cheese can be just as healthy as eating low-fat cheeses. In fact, they may be even more healthy based on the latest research findings in Alzheimer and dementia-related diseases and the following New York Times article

Danish Cheese Producers And Their Industry Findings

Leave it to the Danes, one of the world’s most popular producers of cheese, to come up with telling studies indicating the above. After a 12-week study given by Denmark’s dairy industry, 139 volunteers were segmented according to three distinct groups. Three ounces of regular-fat cheese was given to the first group of volunteers, a second group received cheeses that contained 13 percent to 16 percent fat and the last group received the lowest fat content samples of cheeses.


After the 12-week period was over, researchers found no difference in LDL, or bad cholesterol, triglycerides, insulin, fasting glucose or any blood chemistry in any group. There were also no changes in body weight.


In contrast, a slight increase in HDL, or good cholesterol, was found in the group that ate regular content fat cheese. As testament to the work, this particular study appeared in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. If anything should be curtailed, then perhaps the exorbitant amount of salt infused into cheeses should be more closely monitored and not the fat.


Other Food Myths Debunked

Naturally, these findings do go contrary to traditional mindsets that have helped vilify other food groups such as the noble egg, red meats and dairy products in general. In addition, what was once considered as evil, the low-carbohydrate Atkins eating style, has in recent years been gaining more and more recognition as an acceptable mode of eating regimen by famous institutions and organizations such as the American Heart Institute and the American Diabetes Foundation.

Perhaps, after a few more years of research has been undertaken, people will revert back to what was once considered normal eating habits.

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