Max McCalman on the cheese blasphemy epidemic
Max McCalman writes more on the recent anti-cheese movement. He has something extra for Dr. Neal Barnard, author of the article "Cheese and the Obesity Epidemic:"
I suppose Dr. Barnard has only been exposed to the more industrial styles of cheeses, bereft of important nutrients. If one of these less pleasing and less nutritious cheeses was all that was available it would make it more difficult to argue the pros of cheese. Fortunately there is growing appreciation of cheese in this country; the availability and quality of fine cheeses has improved immensely. The bar has been raised, Dr. Barnard. Many of us in the industry have been addressing the bad-mouthing for such a long time that we have armed ourselves with strong evidence on behalf of cheese. We have surveyed the results of statistical research conducted at various institutions and we like what we find. Those institutions include Harvard College of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, the University of Texas, Iowa State University, the University of Wisconsin, the United States National Library of Medicine, just to name a few.
The results keep coming in: cheese is not the cause of our obesity epidemic; in fact the fattier cheeses can actually help us to lose weight. Those fats stimulate the production of cholescystokinin which gives us a sensation of satiety.