Diabetes: Jarlsberg cheese may reduce blood sugar without affecting cholesterol

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Published in the BMJ Nutrition Prevention and Health, the findings also revealed that the semi-soft cheese could prevent thinning of the bones without adversely affecting cholesterol.

Hedge Einar Lundberg, of the Skjetten Medical Centre in Skjetten, Norway, said: “These effects reflect increased bone anabolism and a possible reduced risk of adverse metabolic outcomes.”

Many of the health benefits of eating cheese are related to its vitamin K2, the most important vitaminin being MK-9.

The amount, however, “varies considerably” depending on the type of cheese, according to the press release.

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