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WOMAN - UK|October 12, 2021
Nicola Methven says what you’re thinking
Nicola Methven

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Almost every day we are told that something we eat or drink is killing us or helping us to live longer. Keeping up with what’s good, bad or otherwise is an almost impossible task.

But one thing that has always been consistently on the AVOID list when it comes to clogging your arteries, is full-fat dairy. That means plenty of people spend their days sipping at watery skimmed milk and scraping olive-oil spread onto their bread – rather than enjoying their full-fat cousins. But, it seems, all that could be about to change.

A groundbreaking new study has discovered that tucking into plenty of cheese, butter and cream could actually help to lower the risk of heart attacks – the world’s number one killer. Yes, the Gouda news (see what I did there?) is that a big cheese sandwich with lashings of real butter might actually be good for you. But how on earth can this be true?

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