Health Sachet No 296:

Butter has been the poster boy (or girl) of unhealthy food. Guidelines advise limiting its consumption.

But how is the scientific evidence? Confusing.

Butter has been found to have no effect on risk of getting cardiovascular disease, decrease risk of diabetes and increase risk of death.

The only thing we know for sure is eating butter regularly increases LDL or bad cholesterol.

If that is the case, why don’t they see increase in CVD (cardiovascular disease)? And if there is no increase in CVD, why is there an increase in risk of death? Welcome to the gaps in our understanding of science.

Till things get clearer, if you like to eat butter, eat in moderation.