In fantastic news for cheese fans, the scientists found the probiotic Propionibacterium freudenreichii may boost longevity – and it’s found in emmental, aka swiss, cheese. Holey moley!
The authors say it's because the probiotic has anti-inflammatory properties and can boost your immune system. Yes!
There is a catch, however. The study has only been carried out on roundworms – although the authors do point out that “it is possible that the mechanisms identified in this study may apply to other species including humans.”
In the meantime, we’ll happily volunteer for the human study... pass the cheese plate!