Piece of cheese a day slashes coronary heart assault and stroke danger

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The aforementioned portion was 40 grams, roughly the size of a matchbox.

Cheese also helps to improve the good cholesterol that helps to body and controls the bad cholesterol, the scientists revel.

Despite the delicious dairy product's traditionally bad rap, the research discovered that those who ate, on average, a portion of cheese each day were 14 per cent less likely to develop coronary heart disease and 10 per cent less likely to have a stroke.

Earlier this year, a British-led study also found that nearly one million people saw no increased risk with regular cheese consumption.

This is apparently due to the fact that although cheese contains a lot of fat, it also contains calcium which stops some of these fats from being absorbed into the body.

In a report on their findings researchers said: "Cheese contains saturated fatty acids but also has potentially beneficial nutrients".

A new study revealed an association between regular cheese consumption and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

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According to official guidelines, an adult should get at least 2.5 serves of dairy every day, with one serve being 40 grams of cheese.

And though not eating breakfast may be thought to induce weight loss, as promoted by British actress Joanna Lumley, the study published in the Journal of Physiology says otherwise.

A team of global researchers lead by Reading University revealed in April that eating dairy does not raise the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke.

Sophie Clarke, of the British Cheese Board, said, "Far from having a negative effect, a number of large studies have shown dairy products to have a protective effect on factors relating to heart health".

Australian public health authorities confirmed that cheese is important for the human health.

Young people, especially young women, risk bone damage and osteoporosis by drinking too little milk, which can also deprive them of calcium.

New research suggests cheese is good for your heart.