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Blue Cheese May Be Good for Your Health, Study Suggests
Global Post ^ | December 21, 2012 | Alexander Besant

Posted on 12/22/2012 10:54:59 PM PST by nickcarraway

A study by the UK-based biotech company Lycotec found that blue cheese may have anti-inflammatory properties that protect against many diseases.

Blue cheeses like Roquefort and Bleu d'Auvergne are being credited with helping reduce cardiovascular disease in France.

A studyby the UK-based biotech company Lycotec found that blue cheese may have anti-inflammatory properties that protect against many diseases.

The anti-inflammatory properties increased the longer the cheese was ripened, said the Globe and Mail.

AFP reported that the benefits of the cheese work best in the gut and just underneath the skin, which may help slow signs of aging.

The researchers said that blue cheese may be one factor in explaining the so-called "French paradox," long and healthy lifespans in France despite a high-fat diet.

"We hypothesize that cheese consumption, especially of moulded varieties, may contribute to the occurrence of the 'French paradox.' , the researchers said, according to the French Tribune.

"Moulded cheeses, including Roquefort, may be even more favourable to cardiovascular health."

France is considered to have one of the longest lifespans in Europe and one of the lowest rates of cardiovascular disease in the developed world.

The study was published in the journal Medical Hypothesis.


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: aflatoxins; antiinflammatory; bluecheese; cardiovascular; france; health; heartdisease; inflammatory

1 posted on 12/22/2012 10:55:09 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Mmmmmm, love blue cheese.


2 posted on 12/22/2012 11:19:37 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: nickcarraway

There’s something about Stilton !


3 posted on 12/22/2012 11:41:56 PM PST by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: ADemocratNoMore

“There’s something about Stilton !”

Yea, my family thinks I am cracy because I eat moldy cheese but I love my Stilton. $10 for a big hunk at Costco. The Krogers in north Fort Worth put in a large cheese shop but they sell Stilton for 5 times what it costs at Costco.

Yum cheese, crackers and a little wine sounds so good now.


4 posted on 12/23/2012 12:23:38 AM PST by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: nickcarraway

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing:
In a large mixer bowl place:
1 c Sour Cream (I use organic)
1/4 lb Blue Cheese crumbles
1 T vinegar (I use Bragg’s)
2 T minced sweet onion
Mix with electric mixer until smooth and refrigerate.
Yummy


5 posted on 12/23/2012 1:35:52 AM PST by tinamina
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To: nickcarraway
"I have always liked highly seasoned dishes: macaroni prepared by a good Neapolitan cook, olla podrida, good sticky salt cod from Newfoundland, high game on the very edge, and cheeses whose perfection is reached when the little creatures which inhabit them become visible."

- Casanova (from the preface to his autobiography)

6 posted on 12/23/2012 3:05:31 AM PST by wideminded
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To: nickcarraway

Blue cheese with a wedge of lettuce. Yum


7 posted on 12/23/2012 4:49:28 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: nickcarraway

Blue cheese and bacon on a hamburger is nearly heaven.


8 posted on 12/23/2012 4:55:48 AM PST by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: nickcarraway

Blue cheese will give you liver cancer though.
Aflatoxins.


9 posted on 12/23/2012 6:26:43 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: nickcarraway
Q: Which would you rather do, 1)Eat blue cheese and live longer, or 2) Die young?

A: Boy, that's a tough question.

10 posted on 12/23/2012 7:01:00 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: beaversmom

Mmmmmm. Bleu cheese and peanut butter sandwiches.


11 posted on 12/23/2012 7:28:51 AM PST by Noumenon (As long as you have a rifle, you STILL have a vote.)
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To: RightField
"Blue cheese and bacon on a hamburger is nearly heaven."

Try crumbled blue cheese, jalapenos and buffalo wing sauce on a burger sometime :-)

12 posted on 12/23/2012 7:32:42 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: nickcarraway

YUM!!!! I LOVE blue cheeses... Maytag is great, but I think my favorite variation is Stilton! Oh great, now I have to go out and buy some today... I just thought of something that sounds incredibly yummy, and I must try it now!

I have some Oklahoma Joe’s Burnt ends... They smoke the entire brisket, flat AND point together for 12 - 14 hours using a dry rub, then they cut off the point, apply more dry rub, and then smoke the point for another 8 - 10 hours! So tender, moist, and enough flavor that you really don’t want to put any sauce on it!

I may try pairing some Stilton cheese along with those burnt ends!

Even if they don’t work together, it’s a good reason for me to eat them both separately!

Mark


13 posted on 12/23/2012 9:53:10 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Try crumbled blue cheese, jalapenos and buffalo wing sauce on a burger sometime :-)

That sounds really good!

14 posted on 12/24/2012 8:07:49 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Noumenon
Mmmmmm. Bleu cheese and peanut butter sandwiches.

Now that's a combo I would have never come up with. It's really good?

15 posted on 12/24/2012 8:09:28 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: nickcarraway

I love blue cheese.


16 posted on 12/24/2012 8:09:33 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Noumenon
Bleu cheese and peanut butter sandwiches.

I love Blue Cheese but that is just wrong on so many levels.

17 posted on 12/24/2012 8:14:26 AM PST by SledgeCS (Good Men Died. Obama Lied. Impeach the LYING COWARD!!!)
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To: beaversmom

Surprisingly so. Heard about it while watching The next Iron Chef, where one of the judges, Simon Majumdar opined that Bleu cheese and peanut butter was one of his favorite sandwiches.

I happened to have on hand a fresh jar of Adam’s Crunchy peanut butter and some local Idaho Bleu cheese. Laid on a thin slab of bleu and spread some Adam’s over that. Astonishingly good. Not great for your diet, but a real every-now-and-then treat.


18 posted on 12/24/2012 8:52:51 AM PST by Noumenon (As long as you have a rifle, you STILL have a vote.)
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To: SledgeCS

Try it. You may be surprised. Works only with really good, fresh peanut butter and decent bleu cheese. Stilton’d work, too.


19 posted on 12/24/2012 8:54:49 AM PST by Noumenon (As long as you have a rifle, you STILL have a vote.)
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To: Noumenon

Well I’m going to have to try that! Is Adam’s a natural style PB? I’m so hungry right now. Wish I had some blue cheese.


20 posted on 12/24/2012 8:55:44 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: nickcarraway

My wife laughs when i suggest bleu is good stuff.


21 posted on 12/24/2012 9:02:06 AM PST by Professional Engineer (So long and thanks for all the fish.)
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To: beaversmom

Yes, Adam’s is pretty good. Short of grinding your own, it’s the best we can find around here. It’s not all sugared up like most, and with a new jar, you have to get out the wooden spoon and give it a really healthy stir in order to mix the oils back in.


22 posted on 12/24/2012 10:46:27 AM PST by Noumenon (As long as you have a rifle, you STILL have a vote.)
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