Science has finally caught up with deliciousness with the new findings that eating cheese can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 12 percent. Naturally, the flavor of this news is paired really well with red wine (which basically enables us to live forever while getting drunk without having to exercise).
But seriously, a study that encourages us to snack on food high in saturated fat in the name of our own health is simply wonderful. According to the study, which was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, cheese is rich in the types of fat that are good for the body. One of the working theories about cheese's role in diabetes prevention is that some kind of reaction in the body is triggered by the fermentation process. So eat up!
The folks at the charity Diabetes UK, however, are being party poopers about all of this, saying, "We recommend a healthy balanced diet, rich in fruit and vegetables and low in salt and fat. This study gives us no reason to believe that people should change their dairy intake in an attempt to avoid the condition." That's fine. We don't need to be outright advised to stuff ourselves full of cheddar or taleggio — we will anyhow.