Could Full Cream Dairy foods PROTECT, instead of harm, your heart and health?

November 6, 2021

Far from being the heart disease negative we have heard full cream dairy foods to be, Swedish researchers think a higher intake of dairy fat might instead be protective.

The researchers analysed the scientific literature and combined that with their own work which followed the health of more than 4000people of about 60 for 16 years: they compared the levels of substances in the blood indicating the intake of dairy fat to whether they developed (or died of)heart disease during that time. The people whose blood indicated they ate higher amounts of dairy fat had lower CVD (cardiovascular disease) risk than those who ate less, those with levels indicating moderate (as opposed to low)intakes of dairy fat were less likely to have died from any cause.

They conclude that further study is needed before you can anticipate your doctor prescribing cream in your coffee to avoid heart disease! But this is another study that seems to support the benefits of enjoying foods with the least possible change from their original form.  

Read the original paper here:

More blog posts from Ngaire

Iron supplements might impact gut bacteria

August 24, 2022

This review of research on iron supplementation and gut health suggests caution is warranted: taking a supplement prescribed to correct a diagnosed deficiency is often medically necessary, but without diagnosed deficiency, iron supplements might instead harm our vital beneficial gut bacteria.

Read this post

Prevent delirium - Eat, Walk, Engage

April 22, 2022

Delirium is very common during hospital admissions for older people - it greatly increases the challenges faced in caring for people and reduces their chances of going home promptly

Read this post

Parkinsons Diet resources

April 11, 2022

April is Parkinson's Disease (PD) Awareness Month, and if you live with PD and are in your late 60s or beyond, combining what's best for you as you age with what you need to manage PD is vital to living the best life possible into later age.

Read this post