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Fats, Proteins and Carbs

Does New Study Mean “Butter Is Back”?

Experts caution that controversial findings aren’t a license to ramp up your consumption of saturated fat.

May 2014 — Somewhere, Julia Child is smiling. A new review published in Annals of Internal Medicine has given ammunition to those, like the famous French chef, fond of cooking with butter and other sources of saturated fat. The meta-analysis looked at 27 prior clinical trials and 49 observational studies, totaling more than 600,000 participants. It concluded that “current evidence does not clearly support cardiovascular guidelines that encourage high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids and low consumption of total saturated fats.”

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