A new study done in Denmark suggests eating high-fat cheese might result in less heart disease and longer life spans. The study was reported by none other than the Huffington Post.
Several words of caution, though. The study involved only 15 men over two weeks of eating either high-fat cheese, low fat cheese or none. The three diets contained equal amounts of calories. The researchers collected urine and feces samples from the men, and then compared levels of butyrate and levels of a metabolite that increases high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the good cholesterol. The cheese eating men had lower levels of each.
The Danish researchers then speculated that eating cheese could explain “The French Paradox,” in which Frenchmen (and women) eat large amounts of cheese and drink gallons of wine and still live longer, and dare we say, better.