A new study suggests that butter is not as unhealthy as we've been previously led to believe. It might even be good for you!
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For years, of course, we’ve been led to believe that this condiment should only be eaten in small doses… if eaten at all.
An endless array of butter replacement have taken over the market, appealing to those seeking only healthy recipes.
However, a new study published by PLOS could NOT actually connect butter consumption to cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of death in the United States.
As first reported and explained by Gizmodo, health guidelines - many of which have been around since the 1970s and may be out of date - have warned consumers for years about the dangers of eating food high in saturated fats.
Because they supposedly contributed to heart problems and other long-term issues.
More and more, however, scientists are learning that saturated fats aren’t necessarily as bad for you as initially reported.
The latest analysis, which included a swath of 636,151 people across 15 countries, showed no association between the consumption of butter and cardiovascular disease.
What did researchers find out?
That butter could be linked to a decrease in a person’s chance of developing diabetes. Each daily tablespoon of butter was linked to a four percent lower risk of diabetes.
It’s important to note, though, that for each tablespoon of butter eaten each day, those in charge of the study observed a one percent increase in all-cause mortality risk; that is, death from ANYthing.
The researchers think this connection is due to other factors; people who eat butter, for instance, tend to have generally worse diets and lifestyles.
What does this all mean?
Don't go out and eat a bowl full of butter. This still is not a health food.
But don't feel badly about using a little bit of the real thing on your corn or toast or bagel, either.
Everything is moderation, readers.
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