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Eating cheese might protect the brain

Eating cheese could be essential for a healthy brain with regular consumers scoring higher on mental tests than those who steer clear of any dairy products because of its fat content.

A study by US and Australian researchers, involving 1,000 adults, did not conclusively prove the idea but has prompted an intriguing line of research, according to the Irish Daily Mail.

It is viewed as particularly interesting in light of another US study which found that pensioners with higher levels of beneficial fats in their systems suffered less brain shrinkage found in those with Alzheimer’s disease.

Beneficial fats are omega-3 fats found in oily fish and helps to further establish studies which show that our mental functions depend on a good supply of fat to nourish the myelin sheath of our brains, the component linked to quicker brain function.

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