A group of American and Italian scientists have put their resources and expertise to good use studying the long-term effects of Pecorino Romano cheese on human health. One usually thinks of formaggio as a fatty indulgence, but, apparently, the researchers have found that small amounts of the aged Italian cheese can help protect against arteriosclerosis, inflammation, and even cancer.
The results of the study were presented at a press conference in New York last week. Specifically, the high levels of omega-3 and conjugated linoleic (CLA) unsaturated fatty acids found in Pecorino can help prevent cardiovascular disease, while stimulating the immune system, fighting tumors, and preventing diabetes. Let the grating begin.