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.”
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