Kenya Foy
September 23, 2016 12:40 pm
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In case you had any doubts, science and cheese are basically BFFs. There appears to be a mutual exchange of support and we are on the sidelines cheering, happily gnawing away on our fave cheese.  As reported by Bustle, a new study suggests that high-fat cheese may be good for you, and we’ve honestly never felt better.

Over the years, there’s been plenty of back-and-forth about the benefits of consuming cheese and whether it’s legitimately healthy to eat it on a regular basis (read: by the boatload). While cheese obviously isn’t on every person’s list of must-have foods, the results of a study conducted by the University of Copenhagen revealed that eating cheese that’s high in fat content has a positive effect on HDL cholesterol levels, which helps to lower the risk of heart disease.

Bustle outlined the results of the 12-week trial that involved 139 adult participants:

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OK, so who else is prepared to use this as an excuse to binge on a big ol’ block of beautiful cheese? On second thought, that’s probably not the best idea. Instead, go forth and consume cheese responsibly. Your heart will thank you.

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