New study: Cooking with butter may be healthier than cooking with vegetable oil


Here’s yet another reason not to fear natural saturated fats, like butter. A new re-analysis of unpublished findings from an older study finds no benefit of replacing butter with vegetable oils.

If anything, there’s some evidence that cooking with corn oil instead of butter may actually be worse for heart health!

What’s more, when the researchers look at all available studies replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated omega-6 fats, they find zero overall benefit for heart health.

Butter seems to be just as good for your heart as other fats. On top of that, your taste buds are almost guaranteed to be better off!


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  1. Eric McCall
    I have this New Year, started LCHF and have lost inches and kg's. I love the change back to butter instead of margarine. A News Paper article this morning says the Spanish have said " Consumption of 12g of butter each day doubled the risk of developing diabetes, they discovered.
    While eating the same amount of whole-fat yoghurt was associated with a lower risk, the study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found. "

    Read more:

    I have just convinced my wife to join me on LCHF and as she has type 2 diabetes, this article has scared her.
    Just fighting the constant changing media.

  2. Gentiann
    I am somewhat suspicious of this study because there is no link to it.......anyway, 12gr of butter is a ridiculous amount and cannot make a difference ....and we dont know what else those people were eating.
    There are many more studies showing that saturated fat is NOT linked to heart disease. I would not worry about this one.
  3. Nutan
    So which cooking oil is best for deep frying .
  4. norman
    coconut oil is best for deep frying
  5. Cynthia lester
    Can u leave butter out overnight....or is it like milk, that would spoil
    Reply: #6
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can u leave butter out overnight....or is it like milk, that would spoil

    Yes, butter can be left on the counter.

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