After research, specifically that carried out by the Research Institute department of La Paz University Hospital in Madrid. (IdiPaz), the regular consumption of pure goat’s cheese in a low-calorie diet, improves the lipid profile of those who suffer from obesity and who are at risk of cardiovascular disease, thanks to its high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Clinical trial data carried out by the Research Institute department at La Paz University Hospital.
What is the lipid profile?
Using a set of tests carried out by a doctor, the state of the metabolism, types of fats in the blood and lipid levels, can all be established.
The lipid profile measures:
- Total cholesterol, the level of all different types of cholesterol as a total.
- High density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol, usually called ‘good’ cholesterol. Lipoproteins can be considered as the means of transportation in the blood.
- Low density lipoproteins (LDL) cholesterol, generally known as ‘bad’ cholesterol. LDL lipoproteins, which are concentrated in the bloodstream, can block blood vessels and consequently increase the risk of heart disease.
- The triglycerides store energy until it is needed by the organism. If the body accumulates too many triglycerides, blood vessels might become blocked, causing serious health problems.