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Heart Doctor: Time to Bust the Myth about Saturated fat and Heart Disease 18
WSJ: “The Dubious Science Behind the Anti-Fat Crusade” 41
The Real Association Between Butter and Heart Disease in Sweden 24
Saturated Fat Completely Safe According to New Big Review of all Science! 34
TIME: Eat Butter. Scientists Labeled Fat the Enemy. Why They Were Wrong. 81
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“I Was Wrong, You Were Right” 24
The Real Cause of Heart Disease 20
Butter has an Undeserved Bad Reputation, According to New Analysis 149
Stunning: Saturated Fat and the European Paradox 165
“Butter Better than Vegetable Oils” 36
“I Was Wrong, We Should Be Feasting on Fat” 29
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“I Was Wrong, We Should Be Feasting on Fat”

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More and more people (and doctors!) realize that the fear of fat was a mistake:

Daily Mail: I was wrong – we should be feasting on FAT, says The Fast Diet author DR MICHAEL MOSLEY Continue Reading →

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TIME: Eat Butter. Scientists Labeled Fat the Enemy. Why They Were Wrong.

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Isn’t it pretty, the cover of the latest issue of TIME?

The paradigm shift continues and the outdated fear of fat is on its way out faster and faster.

You’d wish that some old-school fat phobics subscribed to the magazine. Unfortunately, I think this is hoping for too much, so I just emailed the cover to some of them.

Some people will still spread low-fat margarine on their bread as long as they live, as an old habit. But most people will soon realize that not only does it taste bad, but it’s also completely unnecessary.

Consider passing this on to your friends! Continue Reading →

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WSJ: “The Dubious Science Behind the Anti-Fat Crusade”

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The silly old fear of fat is melting away faster and faster. Here’s yet another step in the paradigm shift. The world’s #1 business paper The Wall Street Journal publishes an article that dismisses the last decades of unnecessary warnings against butter. Or as they put it “The dubious science behind the anti-fat crusade”:

The Wall Street Journal: The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

As if this weren’t enough, the article is the most-read article of all in the paper:

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Time to sell the shares in margarine manufacturer Unilever?

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Saturated Fat Completely Safe According to New Big Review of all Science!

Good fat, good fat, good fat.

Good fat, good fat, good fat.

Are butter, and other saturated fats, bad for us? No.

Yet another new major review of all good science shows that saturated fat is as harmless as other natural fats, whether unsaturated or polyunsaturated.

This review goes through all observational studies and randomized intervention studies of high quality that have been done. Which means all the best science available on the subject:

The result? People who eat a lot of butter or other saturated fats don’t get sicker. And people who reduce their butter intake don’t get any better. There simply is no connection between butter and heart disease.

The same result – that butter is completely harmless – has recently been shown in major reviews of all science time after time, again and again and again and again.

When are older so-called experts going to give up their outdated and unscientific warnings about butter? It’s time to embrace science.

Today, fear of butter lacks scientific support. It’s based on old preconceptions and on an inability to update knowledge.

If you want to be taken seriously as a “nutrition expert” you’d better keep updated. It’s not good enough to continue spreading ideas from the 80′s about fat, ideas that have long since been refuted.

There has to be a limit to how long you can bury your head in the sand. Or what do you think?

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The Margarine Giant Gives Up: Butter Wins

Gigantic margarine manufacturer Unilever is starting to give up the fight. Fewer and fewer people want artificial margarine, and fewer and fewer people are still unnecessarily afraid of all-natural butter.

In many countries – including the US – the sale of margarine is plummeting, while the sales of butter are increasing more and more.

In a new strategy, Unilever in Germany (and Finland), now blends butter into its cheap margarine – new TV commercial above.

Quartz: The war against butter is over. Butter won.

Bloomberg: I Can’t Believe It’s Butter in My Unilever Rama Spread

“Margarine has become a marker for cheap, processed, artificial, unhealthy food,” says Marion Nestle, a New York University nutrition professor. “The irony is hilarious. Unilever went to a lot of trouble to formulate healthy margarines, but the zeitgeist has caught up with them.” Continue Reading →

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Butter is Back!

Good news:

JSOnline.com: U.S. butter comsumption reaches highest level in 40 years

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“Butter Better than Vegetable Oils”

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Norway’s biggest newspaper writes that the new Nordic Nutrition Recommendations (NNR) are incorrect about fats. A new review of all studies on the subject shows that butter is most likely better for the heart than the Omega-6-rich vegetable oils that are recommended:

VG: Danish researchers: – Butter is not more harmful than vegetable oils (Google translated from Norwegian)

The most interesting part of the article is the comment from the Head of the Division of Nutrition of the Danish National Food Institute, Gitte Gross, who’s been involved in coming up with the fat-phobic Nordic nutritional recommendations: Continue Reading →

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Butter is Better

Butter is better for your heart than most vegetable oils. More and more experts realize it:

Science Daily: Some ‘Healthy’ Vegetable Oils May Actually Increase Risk of Heart Disease

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The Real Association Between Butter and Heart Disease in Sweden

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The outdated fear-mongering propaganda claiming that a dramatically increased butter consumption in Sweden has also increased the incidence of heart disease is once again crushed by reality.

New statistics from The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare show the exact opposite. The incidence of heart attacks in Sweden keeps plummeting, for both men and women, just as they have done since 2005. We are becoming healthier, despite eating more and more butter.

The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare: Fewer people suffer heart attacks (statistics 1988-2012, Google translated)

As modern science time and time again has shown that a low-fat diet doesn’t do anything good for heart health, nobody should be surprised. But there are definitely people that need to update their knowledge.

Above is the butter consumption in Sweden (yellow line) in relation to statistics on heart disease (blue + purple). The axis for butter consumption is to the right.

The Swedish butter consumption just keeps going up, while the incidence of heart attacks keeps going down.

So, what’s the correlation between butter consumption and heart disease? None. There is no correlation.

That the old theory on saturated fat and heart disease has been a mistake has already been proven in high quality studies (RCT). This is just a telling illustration.

Fear of butter is as scientifically well-founded as fear of monsters under the bed. Continue Reading →

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