Review shows saturated fat is neutral with regard to health

No evidence that the fat in these foods is harmful.

No evidence that the fat in these foods is harmful.

Is butter bad for you? What about other saturated fats? Probably not.

According to a recent review of a large number of observational studies, only trans fats are associated with heart disease. No other type of fat – including saturated – showed any link to heart disease:

The results showed that people who eat a lot of butter or other saturated fats don’t get heart disease more frequently than people who avoid foods containing saturated fat.

This study confirms previous studies that show that saturated fat is neutral when it comes to your health. Government guidance and health warnings against eating butter and other foods that contain saturated fat can’t be supported by the balance of the evidence.

Is it time for this guidance to end?


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