Someone hurry and pass me a bag of shredded mozzarella or a block of cheddar because apparently eating cheese helps you live longer! Okay, well according to this study but still an excuse to load up on some cheese!
Research published in scientific journal The Lancet found that cheese, as well as other full fat dairy products like milk and butter, may actually be better for you than low fat equivalents. It also suggests that eating full fat dairy products could be healthier than cutting them out of your diet entirely.
So what does this mean for us, the cheese-loving general public? Well, researchers found that people who ate three servings of dairy a day were less likely to suffer a major stroke or develop cardiovascular disease than those who ate no dairy at all. A "serving" equates to three teaspoons of butter, three glasses of milk or a 15 gram slice of cheese.
So time to enjoy just a bit of cheese a day!