Cheese-eating could help weight loss: study

Scientists from two Danish universities discussed what they called 'cheese metabolism' (Shutterstock)

Contrary to popular belief, eating cheese and milk could help with losing weight, a new study quoted by UK paper The Independent suggests.

Scientists from two Danish universities discussed what they called “cheese metabolism,” a process involving an anti-inflammatory fatty acid found in the gut of a control group of cheese-eaters which leads to an increase in the body’s energy production, according to the research published this month in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.

The fatty acid is known as butyrate, which has sometimes been found to improve metabolism, maintain body fat percentages and prevent obesity, according to a 2009 study by the American Diabetes Association.

The researchers from University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University compared samples of urine and faeces from 15 men, who consumed for two weeks a diet featuring milk and cheese or butter but no other dairy products.
 

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