Posted , 2 users are following.

My new GP has carried out a risk assessment and decided that at aged 78 I should take statins as I have a 36% risk factor.

For my breakfast I have one slice of wholemeal toasted bread with Bertolli, home made blackcurrent jelly and 20 grams of Lancashire Goats Cheese from Sandhams.

Is there a noticeable difference in the fat content level between Lancashire cheese made from cows milk or goats milk, as this seemed to concern him?

1 like, 4 replies

Report / Delete

4 Replies

  • Posted

    There is quite a difference in the fat content. Perhaps you would find it better to do your own investigations about this via the web. However, you could also try the low fat type of cheese ... not to my taste but it would be an option.

    May I also take the opportunity to point out that regarding taking statins... it is well documented that these can have very nasty side effects to some people causing a lot of severe aching in the joints and if you are already having problems in that area it can get very bad!

    Having reached the good age of 78 do you really need to take them especially as it is being prescribed as a "precaution"?

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted


    I have deleted all of the comments re statins as the original question was simply about fat content in cheese and this had turned into an off topic argument about benefits or otherwise of statins.

    If a user wants to specifically ask opinions on taking statins then this is a separate discussion. If anyone wants to have a discussion on the pros or cons of statins please start a new discussion.



    Emis Moderator

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Next time I am in a super market will have a look at fat content in cheese as my cholestrol has gone up, strangely enough so has cheese intake. Very silly of me this I should have been aware of. this.
    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up