Butter Not Better

Have you been tempted to follow recent headlines suggesting that butter is better than polyunsaturated fat? Harvard researchers studied over 120,000 health professionals in the U.S. and found an 18% increase in heart disease risk in those who consumed the highest amount of saturated fat compared to those who ate the least. PositiveTip: To reduce your…

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Is Butter Back?

In spite of media attention to a systematic review and meta-analysis looking at the association of butter consumption and chronic disease, a careful analysis would suggest otherwise.  Even the authors of this study suggest butter is not "back". What the headlines missed is that there are no specific comparators. The default comparison was butter vs. the rest…

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