A recent study has found that people who eat small amounts of cheese each day are less likely to be affected by heart disease than those who do not eat cheese at all.
Dutch and Chinese scholars analyzed data from 15 preliminary studies, attending more than 200,000 participants for a period of at least 10 years. They found that people who eat moderately cheese that can consume about 40 grams a day are 14 percent less likely to be affected by heart disease and 10 percent less risk of heart attack.
However, experts warn that overcoming the moderate amount does not increase the level of benefits and may actually result in negative health conditions.
The amount of cheese to be consumed within one day is 40 grams, experts said, because the amount on this value negatively affects health.
" This is not the same as eating pizza with cheese every day," explains Dr. Allen Stewart of the Medical Institute at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. "But the results were very different from what people could expect. "
While cheese, in fact, is considered to be often harmful to health, there are actually very important nutrients including protein, calcium and probiotics.
However, excess intake may affect the level of cholesterol and increase heart disease due to high levels of fat in the bloodstream.
" Cheese can be rich in probiotics, which tend to decrease inflammation," says Stewart for Time. " But there is some evidence that cheese - as a milk substitute - can actually have a protective effect on the heart ."
" Nobody says you have to eat 40 grams of cheese a day, but a little cheese and some biscuits is a reasonable choice. "
The study, published in the European Journal of Nutrition, stipulates that cheese significantly reduces cardiac risks, but does not say this is a direct cause. Moderate cheese consumers may have more healthy lifestyles or higher incomes, all of which lead to the reduction of heart disease and cardiac stroke.