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Eating cheese could actually be good for your health

Glass of milk, a cup of yogurt and a pad of butter could lower your risk of heart disease Don't spurn the milk churn: full fat dairy could protect your heart
Delores Daniels | 14 September, 2018, 13:17

Milk, according to new research, indeed does a body good.

Compared to people who ate an average three servings of dairy per day, those who ate no dairy had higher rates of overall death (3.4 percent versus 5.6 percent, respectively), heart-related deaths (0.9 percent versus 1.6 percent), major heart disease (3.5 percent versus 4.9 percent), and stroke (1.2 percent versus 2.9 percent) during the study period.

Eating three servings of dairy products a day could lower the risk of heart disease, a study suggests.

This coverage gave the impression that the study had revealed whole-fat dairy to be better for your health than low-fat versions - however, the study did not find this.

The current focus on low-fat dairy is based on the assumption that increased consumption of saturated fat increases LDL cholesterol levels, which leads to the development of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease, said Dehghan. (The US became as soon as now not among them, nonetheless Canada became as soon as.) Now now not indubitably one of the fundamental folks included within the see had a historical past of heart problems, and all of them accomplished a close dietary look, which included questions about kind and frequency of dairy intake. The total mortality risk stands at 5.4 percent for those with a low intake of dairy, compared to 3.4 percent for those with a high intake. A new large study however, has now shown that full-fat dairy and dairy products may be more beneficial for the heart. They also had a lower risk of stroke and death from heart disease, researchers found.

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The study ran for fifteen years (between 1 January 2003 - 14 July 2018) and deduced that dairy consumption was associated with lower risk of mortality and major cardiovascular disease events in a diverse multinational cohort.

Dr, Ian Givens, Professor of Food Chain Nutrition at Reading University, who was not involved in the study, told Newsweek: "The study will add to the suggestion that dietary guidelines should consider foods as well as nutrients".

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's dietary guidelines for 2015 to 2020, for instance, suggests eating fat-free or low-fat dairy in its key recommendations. The authors conclude that the consumption of dairy should not be discouraged and should even perhaps be encouraged in low-income and middle-income countries where dairy consumption is low.

"Currently with the evidence that we have reviewed, we still believe that you should try to limit your saturated fat including fat that this is coming from dairy products", commented Jo Ann Carson, PhD, of UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a spokesperson for the American Heart Association.

But evidence suggests that some saturated fats may be beneficial to cardiovascular health, and dairy products may also contain other potentially beneficial compounds, including specific amino acids, unsaturated fats, vitamin K1 and K2, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and potentially probiotics.

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But, Jimmy Chun Yu Louie, MNutrDiet, PhD, of the University of Hong Kong, and Anna Rangan, PhD, of the University of Sydney, an accompanying commentary cautioned against changing guidelines just yet in an accompanying commentary.

There were no noteworthy connections between myocardial infarction and dairy intake (HR 0.89, 95% CI 0.71-1.11; P=0.163).

A new research challenges the widely held belief that those who consume less full fat are at higher risk of heart disease. "Three servings is moderate consumption, and moderate consumption is beneficial". Like most nutrition science, it relies on self-reported data from PURE participants about what they ate - data which is likely to be inaccurate.

The findings are consistent with previous meta-analyses of observational studies and randomised trials, according to the researchers.

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