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Butter consumption not associated with coronary heart disease
Sunday, January 14, 2018 12:54 pm Email this article
One Tablespoon of butter per day is not associated with coronary heart disease according to a recent meta-analysis of previous studies by researchers from Tufts University and Stanford School of Medicine.
There was a 1% lower risk of coronary heart disease associated with consuming one Tablespoon of butter per day, but the difference was not statistically significant, meaning that this difference could have been due to random chance.
“This systematic review and meta-analysis suggests relatively small or neutral overall associations of butter with mortality, CVD [cardiovascular disease], and diabetes,” the paper concludes. “These findings do not support a need for major emphasis in dietary guidelines on either increasing or decreasing butter consumption, in comparison to other better established dietary priorities.”
Pimpin L, Wu JH, Haskelberg H, Del Gobbo L, and Mozaffarian D. Is Butter Back? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Butter Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Total Mortality. PLoS One, 2016; 11(6): e0158118.
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