Friday, March 28, 2014

Butter is back

IT's official: In the NYTimes.

a meta-analysis published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine found that there’s just no evidence to support the notion that saturated fat increases the risk of heart disease. (In fact, there’s some evidence that a lack of saturated fat may be damaging.) The researchers looked at 72 different studies and, as usual, said more work — including more clinical studies — is needed. For sure. But the days of skinless chicken breasts and tubs of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter may finally be drawing to a close.
The tip of this iceberg has been visible for years, and we’re finally beginning to see the base. Of course, no study is perfect and few are definitive. But the real villains in our diet — sugar and ultra-processed foods — are becoming increasingly apparent. You can go back to eating butter, if you haven’t already.
This doesn’t mean you abandon fruit for beef and cheese; you just abandon fake food for real food, and in that category
and even I wonder about that last part; the "fake food" also correlates with overbusy moms, single men, inner city kids, lack of exercize, and of course, poverty.

ironically, another "evil fat" was coconut oil, which we were told would kill "us" even though few Americans ate it except on popcorn.

Now it's being pushed in the Philippines as a health food.

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