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Cheese may help control blood sugar without increasing the risk of heart disease or diabetes, according to a new animal study from the University of Alberta published in Science Direct.

Rats with prediabetes who ate either low-fat or regular cheese experienced improved insulin sensitivity and blood sugar levels.

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“The cheese didn’t totally normalize the effects of insulin, but it significantly improved them. And it didn’t matter whether it was low-fat or regular cheese,” noted University of Alberta researcher and nutrition expert Catherine Chan, PhD.

Chan recommends that people with health issues speak with a doctor or dietitian about whether to include cheese in their diets. The study findings, she suggests, provide a basis for further research into dietary recommendations regarding fats.

Want to learn more about cheese? Read “Cheese Nutrition.”

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