/ 23 September 2021

Get down to the dairy

Image source: Unsplash
Image source: Unsplash

Now for the good news: eating more dairy fat could lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, a major study has found. Researchers from the George Institute for Global Health studied the effects of dairy intake in 4,150 60yos from Sweden over more than 16 years. They found that the risk of cardiovascular disease was lowest in individuals who consumed high levels of dairy fatty acids and that a higher intake of dairy fat wasn’t associated with an increased risk of death. It’s “less important to select the low-fat option” when buying dairy foods, lead author Dr Kathy Trieu said. However, she warned against dairy products containing added sugar (like some extra delicious yoghurts) or sodium. Meet you in the cheese aisle…

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