Cheese including savory foods favored by many people. Unfortunately, the cheese is often seen as unhealthy.
But a new study finds, that the cheese is actually good for us and at least the cheese did not have that bad reputation.
Researchers from University College Dublin concluded that people who eat a lot of cheese to be slimmer than those who did not. Cheese was actually not raise cholesterol levels.
The researchers examined the effects of eating dairy products, namely milk, cheese, yogurt, butter and cream on 1,500 people aged between 18 and 90 years.
They found that people who ate the most dairy products had a lower body mass index, body fat percentage is lower, slimmer waist and lower blood pressure.
It turns out also found participants who ate low-fat dairy products have cholesterol levels higher tendency.
Of course this is against medical advice that limit the intake of saturated fat (the cheese) to maintain normalcy cholesterol levels.
High blood cholesterol is very strongly correlated with an increase in heart disease and stroke.
This study reinforces research from various countries found that saturated fat from cheese does not raise blood cholesterol levels because it contains unique nutrients in it.
"The thing we see on consumer cheese, they consume saturated fat intake is higher than non-consumers. But there are differences in LDL cholesterol levels with those who did not consume," said study leader Dr. Emma Feeney.
"We have to consider not only the nutrient itself, but also the matrix in which we eat and how diet overall. So this is not about food, but also other foods that are consumed," he added.
Interestingly, researchers found that those who ate more cheese also eat more carbohydrates.
Two researchers say they were previously paid for by the National Dairy Council of Ireland to become speaker. However, others said they did not have a conflict of interest here.