High fat cheese – Secret to a healthy life?

University of Copenhagen found that eating cheese could help to improve health by increasing our levels of “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol which is thought to offer protection against cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Researchers conducted a cheese test with 139 adults to discover how full fat cheese can affect our bodies in different ways.

They split the subjects up into three groups. The first group were told to eat 80g of regular high-fat cheese every day, the second group ate 80g of reduced-fat cheese, while the third group didn’t eat cheese and ate 90g of bread and jam each day instead.

The researchers report, in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, that while none of the groups experienced a change in their levels of “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol which is thought to be counterproductive to good heart health, those that ate the regular high fat cheese saw an increase in their levels of “good” HDL cholesterol.

A small 2015 study found that cheese could be the key to a faster metabolism and reduced obesity. 2012 research suggested Roquefort cheese helped guard against cardiovascular disease, leading to good health and longevity, while in 2009 an Australian study suggested a diet high in dairy products, such as cheese, could help overweight people lose weight.


11 responses to “High fat cheese – Secret to a healthy life?

  1. I believe I’ve told you in the past year that I’ve been trying eat healthier – well I received the results of my final blood tests and except for needing more salt – they were ALL perfect! Blogs like yours DO work!!

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  2. And, that orange stuff in the dairy section of most USA grocery stores does not qualify as “cheese” in most of the rest of the world. 🙂

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    • Sad to say, most Americans think that cheese is naturally that odd orange color.


      • I read somewhere that the reason cheese became orange colored was when English cows were let loose into fields with wild carrots. The carotene that gives carrots there orange color is water soluble and changed the color of the milk/cheese. This was considered high-class, thus American cheese makers started adding food coloring in their milk-cheese to make the product more expensive. Just like American Capitalism… add some bling to a product to get the masses to pay more for it.


  3. I am constantly being teased about my love of butter and cheese but I am certainly not overweight and at 67 consider myself to be physically active. Thank you butter and cheese. I was right all along.

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  4. I’m not convinced but I like the high fat cheeses anyway.

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    • Doctors and others seem to set policy and food recommendations on small slices of research that fits their own opinions on what is and is not healthy.
      As for me, I don’t pay much attention to the current fad foods or those that have been deemed death causing foods.
      I try to eat what I like and above all else, eat all food and drink in moderation.
      Happy gardening

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