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Study backs heart-healthy effect of dairy fat
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/9/10

Posted on 06/09/2010 9:23:31 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Eating dairy foods could help protect your heart, new research from Sweden suggests.

Dairy foods are a major source of saturated fat in the diet, which has been associated with heart disease. However, there's some evidence that dairy foods could actually benefit heart health, for example by lowering blood pressure or reducing cholesterol levels, Dr. Eva Warensjo of Uppsala University and her colleagues note in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

To get a clearer sense of people's intake of fat from dairy and heart disease risk, Warensjo and her team measured blood levels of two biomarkers of milk fat in 444 heart attack patients and 556 healthy controls. The substances, pentadecanoic acid and heptadecanoic acid, indicate how much dairy fat a person has been eating.

The researchers found that people with the highest levels of milk fat biomarkers, suggesting they consumed the most dairy fat, were actually at lower risk of heart attack; for women, the risk was reduced by 26 percent, while for men risk was 9 percent lower.

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Dairy foods contain a number of potentially beneficial substances, such as calcium, vitamin D, and potassium, Warensjo and her team note. They have also been shown to increase people's levels of "good" HDL cholesterol.

"The exact mechanism behind these associations cannot be deduced from the present study, but the range of bioactive components present in the food matrix of milk products as well as associated lifestyle factors may all have contributed to the observed associations," the researchers conclude.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cheese; cholesterol; dairy; fat; foodnazis; health; hearthealthy; milk; milkfat; nutrition; study; sweden; wholemilk
sounds good to me. I have never cut back usage.
1 posted on 06/09/2010 9:23:31 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

I use cream in my coffee, and eat regular cheese.


2 posted on 06/09/2010 9:25:35 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I put raw whole milk on my cereal every morning and eat yogurt made from the same milk every evening before bed. I am 60 and my total cholesterol is 142.


3 posted on 06/09/2010 9:26:54 AM PDT by SLB (23rd Artillery Group, Republic of South Vietnam, Aug 1970 - Aug 1971.)
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Hey, gimme back my cheese!
4 posted on 06/09/2010 9:27:42 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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and No, that is not my sister.

Homemade cheese by Mrs Ida Tjärnberg at her mountain farm
in northern Sweden. 1958. Swedish National Heritage Board

6 posted on 06/09/2010 9:29:42 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The skim milk board is going to have a hissy...

So now ‘low-fat’ equals death...
(can’t wait for next week’s science!)

Julia Child had it right: Everything in Moderation.


7 posted on 06/09/2010 9:30:58 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: SLB

I miss fresh whole milk.. I was never so healthy as when I grew-up in farm country and ate real whole foods..


8 posted on 06/09/2010 9:32:46 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

FORTY YEARS of anti-milk fat propaganda shot to hell!

Butter is gooood!


9 posted on 06/09/2010 9:35:19 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Viva los SB 1070)
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To: NormsRevenge
Ode to the Mammoth Cheese

By James McIntyre

We have seen the Queen of cheese, Laying quietly at your ease, Gently fanned by evening breeze -- Thy fair form no flies dare seize.

All gaily dressed soon you'll go To the great Provincial Show, To be admired by many a beau In the city of Toronto.

Cows numerous as a swarm of bees -- Or as the leaves upon the trees -- It did require to make thee please, And stand unrivalled Queen of Cheese.

May you not receive a scar as We have heard that Mr. Harris Intends to send you off as far as The great World's show at Paris.

Of the youth -- beware of these -- For some of them might rudely squeeze And bite your cheek; then songs or glees We could not sing o' Queen of Cheese.

We'rt thou suspended from baloon, You'd cast a shade, even at noon; Folks would think it was the moon About to fall and crush them soon.

10 posted on 06/09/2010 9:40:34 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

We used to haul fresh milk to the local creamery, brought curd hope for the pigs. I grew up on LandO’Lakes butter


11 posted on 06/09/2010 9:40:47 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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home=hope


12 posted on 06/09/2010 9:42:29 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I got a heck of a spanking one time over butter. I was churning milk in a glass churn with paddles and a hand crank. I had a pretty good sized ball of butter spinning around when I gave the handle a good hard sin and “BANG” the ball of butter got caught between the paddles and jar and broke the jar. I must have been around 5 or 6 when this happened.

We still use butter instead of margerine, Cabot Cheese from Wal Mart is the best sharp cheddar I have found.


13 posted on 06/09/2010 9:45:00 AM PDT by SLB (23rd Artillery Group, Republic of South Vietnam, Aug 1970 - Aug 1971.)
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To: NormsRevenge
It's CHEEEEESE, Gromit! Ohhhh, I could go for a nice Wensleydale! I'm just crackers about CHEESE!


14 posted on 06/09/2010 9:45:49 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: NormsRevenge

My maternal grandparents lived to 96 and 94 while eating loads of milk, butter, eggs, cheese, bacon and red meat. I’ll follow their example.


15 posted on 06/09/2010 9:50:53 AM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I have almost completely stopped drinking whole milk.

Since I discovered how great Half&Half tastes!


16 posted on 06/09/2010 9:58:29 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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To: NormsRevenge

17 posted on 06/09/2010 10:00:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: libertarian27
The skim milk board is going to have a hissy...

I watched a show on the Discovery Channel about milk and milk processing. It seems that early in the history of commercial processing, that skim milk, a by product of the process, was deemed unfit for human consumption and was used to feed hogs. I'm still of the same opinion.

18 posted on 06/09/2010 10:01:30 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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To: trisham
"I use cream in my coffee, and eat regular cheese."

As opposed to non-regular cheese? [rimshot here]
19 posted on 06/09/2010 10:02:23 AM PDT by time4good
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To: NormsRevenge

I drink whole milk...


20 posted on 06/09/2010 10:02:41 AM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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To: SparkyBass

Yes, I quote Wallace often when I cut off a slab of Polly-O Part-Skim Mozzarella to munch on - “CHEEEEESE!!!”


21 posted on 06/09/2010 10:03:32 AM PDT by time4good
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To: NormsRevenge

Milk is for baby cows...........enough said.


22 posted on 06/09/2010 10:10:11 AM PDT by Razzz42
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To: time4good

and you MUST hold your hands up, with fingers folded down, thumbs in, waving them back and forth while saying it! :)

My youngest daughter LOVES cheese and Wallace and Gromit, so I do it to her when she’s on a cheese kick :) :) :)


23 posted on 06/09/2010 10:16:58 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: time4good

As opposed to the government cheese. :)


24 posted on 06/09/2010 11:38:43 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Dittos. I make butter. I butter my cheese. Bread is only a vehicle for getting the butter to my mouth without licking the knife.


25 posted on 06/09/2010 3:54:50 PM PDT by redhead
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To: AAABEST

That’s one of those that makes your screen get all misty.


26 posted on 06/09/2010 4:00:08 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick
That’s one of those that makes your screen get all misty.

LOL. Indeed! Classic cheese poetry will do that to you.

The cheese James McIntyre (1827-1906) is referring to in the poem weighed over 7,000 pounds. McIntyre wrote his poem after being impressed with the cheese when appeared at The Great World Show in Toronto in 1884.

Incidentally, it was that same show for which the Effel Tower was erected when it went later to Paris in 1889.

27 posted on 06/09/2010 5:03:00 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: AAABEST

Holy moly — 7000 pounds? That. is a big cheese. It’s no wonder he was moved to write something so reverential and poignant.


28 posted on 06/09/2010 8:17:15 PM PDT by Yardstick
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