New research conducted by Chinese University, Soochow, has suggested that consuming 40 grams of cheese per day could reduce the chance of developing certain heart diseases.
Consuming a matchbox size amount - one-and-a-half ounces or 40g - daily can slash the risk by 14 per cent.
A recent analysis on a series of studies on the correlation between diet and heart disease brings great news for cheese lovers. This comes just months after a previous study found that cheese could hold the keys to a longer life. The Cheese particularly helps to prevent from cardiovascular diseases, the study further clarified.
A separate team of researchers from China analyzed the data on cheese's health benefits in 15 studies that were published earlier.
Commenting on the research, Ian Givens, Professor of Food Chain Nutrition at Reading University, said, that the participants were fed with calcium from dairy products such as cheese and it was observed that it played an important part in reducing extra fat from the body.
"It's unclear how long-term consumption affects the development of cardiovascular disease".
They found eating cheese frequently appeared to be beneficial for the heart rather than harmful.
Even full-fat cheese, milk and yoghurt do not increase the danger, the review of 29 studies found.
The British Heart Foundation says cheese is a good source of vital calcium, but warns a 30g portion can account for seven per cent of overall recommended calorie intake in a day.
Far from having a negative effect, a number of large studies have shown dairy products to have a protective effect on factors relating to heart health. Cheese is also rich in calcium which is good for bones.
According to Taste.com.au, Aussies consume about 13kg of cheese per person a year - an average of about 35.6g a day, which is just under the recommended amount.