In Summary


  • Analysis for The Conversation by Regina Belski, Associate Professor of Dietetics, Swinburne University of Technology and other experts


Almost everyone loves a good vegemite and cheddar sandwich or some brie with a glass of wine. But the evidence seems to shift about whether or not cheese should be part of a healthy diet.

Most types of cheese contain salt and saturated fat, but it’s also high in protein and calcium, so what’s the verdict?

We asked five experts if cheese is bad for our health.

Five out of five experts said no

Here are their detailed responses:

Disclosures: Rebecca Reynolds owns The Real Bok Choy, a nutrition and lifestyle consultancy.

The ConversationClare Collins is affiliated with the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, the University of Newcastle, NSW. She is an NHMRC Senior Research and Gladys M Brawn Research Fellow. She has received research grants from NHMRC, ARC, Hunter Medical Research Institute, Meat and Livestock Australia, Diabetes Australia, Heart Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, nib foundation. She has consulted to SHINE Australia, Novo Nordisk, Quality Bakers and the Sax Institute. She was a team member conducting systematic reviews to inform the Australian Dietary Guidelines update and 2017 evidence review on dietary patterns for the Heart Foundation.

Alexandra Hansen, Health + Medicine Section Editor/Global Editor, The ConversationThis article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.