November 17/New York/Wall Street Journal – A small published study found that people who ate cheese over a six-week period had lower “bad” cholesterol compared to when they ate butter, though both are animal fats that experts have recommended avoiding, in order to lower cholesterol. One reason for the difference could be that cheese contains calcium, which helps excrete fat from the digestive tract. This could mean cheese should be thought of differently than butter—but it is too soon to gobble hunks of cheese yet. Researchers concluded that the best way to cardiovascular health is still a diet full of grains and vegetables, without too much fat.

From the November 17,Prepared Foods’ Daily News