As you know, the French eat cheese and fatty cream-based sauces every day. They do not refuse foods that are high in saturated fat. However, they have pretty good health, and rarely suffer from cardiovascular diseases.
Previously, scientists linked it with wine that is, too, loved by the French who indulge in a glass of the drink almost every day.
Recently, Danish researchers from Aarhus University have suspected the role of cheese in it, and conducted a series of studies on the subject.
The researchers collected and compared the tests of healthy men who consumed cheese and milk. They compared their results with those of other groups who ate no dairy products at all. It turned out that those who ate cheese had a higher level of butyric acid salts, such as calcium butyrate, that is created by intestinal bacteria, regulates blood cholesterol levels, reduces inflammation and stimulates the immune system.
Doctors concluded that cheese does not increase, but rather helps to lower cholesterol. This, of course, reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.