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AtticusFinch

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Hi

Any correlation between Cheese and heart disease? Or if my weight and colestreal are good is it okay to munch cheddar?

(better half worried about my cheese consumption maybe 4-500g per week)

Physically active
53 yrs
5' 10"
12 stone 2 lb
34" waist
Colestral 1.somthing (nurse says plenty of good colestral but I can't remember the exact figure)

rog007

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Yes; most cheeses contain between 20-40g of fat per 100g and can contain high levels of salt.

http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/goodfood/pages/milk-dai...

jackh707

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up to half a kilo of cheese, a week, is a fair amount... but if your not fat, you do regular exercise and have ok cholesterol, non diabetic, no heart problems, there shouldn't be any issues.

AtticusFinch

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jackh707 said:
up to half a kilo of cheese, a week, is a fair amount... but if your not fat, you do regular exercise and have ok cholesterol, non diabetic, no heart problems, there shouldn't be any issues.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm makes me think. I've been an insulin dependant diabetic (well controlled) for the last 30 yrs. grumpy

mattikake

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jackh707 said:
up to half a kilo of cheese, a week, is a fair amount... but if your not fat, you do regular exercise and have ok cholesterol, non diabetic, no heart problems, there shouldn't be any issues.
Not always the case. About 10 years ago I got quite heavily into Seriously Strong Cheddar and was easting about 500g per week. My cholesterol was tested at 6.1. I had to change my diet or liftstyle to sort that out. All I did was quit cheese completely and my cholesterol dropped to 4.0 in a week. Funny, I don't miss it at all, but have cheesy option stuff at parties, in a burger etc.

I was about 80Kg @ 5'11 and going to the gym 3 times a week, playing badmindton once a week, biking and walking miles...

Get your blood cholesterol taken at your local GP. The nurse does it and it takes 2 minutes.

btw, all cheeses that I have ever seen have high sat fats, even the low fat health options, except 1 - try Laughing Cow extra light cheese spread. It has about 1.7g sat fat per 100g. But while it tastes cheesey, don't kid yourself, it's nothing compared to a mature cheddar.
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AtticusFinch

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mattikake said:
Not always the case. About 10 years ago I got quite heavily into Seriously Strong Cheddar and was easting about 500g per week. My cholesterol was tested at 6.1. I had to change my diet or liftstyle to sort that out. All I did was quit cheese completely and my cholesterol dropped to 4.0 in a week. Funny, I don't miss it at all, but have cheesy option stuff at parties, in a burger etc.

I was about 80Kg @ 5'11 and going to the gym 3 times a week, playing badmindton once a week, biking and walking miles...

Get your blood cholesterol taken at your local GP. The nurse does it and it takes 2 minutes.

btw, all cheeses that I have ever seen have high sat fats, even the low fat health options, except 1 - try Laughing Cow extra light cheese spread. It has about 1.7g sat fat per 100g. But while it tastes cheesey, don't kid yourself, it's nothing compared to a mature cheddar.
Cholesterol about 1.5 (I'm told plenty of good though) I do take statins
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