WASHINGTON – There is good news for lactose lovers, researchers have found that a little bit of cheese every day might be good for you.

They found people who ate small amounts of cheese daily had better heart health than people who abstained or ate it rarely.

For people who ate lots of cheese on a daily basis, researchers found a 14 percent reduction in the chances of developing coronary heart disease as well as a 10 percent lower chance of having a stroke. The statistics are compared to people who never or rarely ate cheese.

But researchers warned that daily cheese eaters weren't consuming a huge amount. Those who got the most benefit were eating about a matchbook sized serving of cheese a day.

Researchers from China and the Netherlands looked at information from 200,000 people, gathered in 15 observational studies.