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Butter and Red Meat: Healthy or Unhealthy?

A report published in BMJ Open Heart has found that foods high in saturated fats like butter, whole milk and red meat may not be as unhealthy as officials have been telling us, CBS News reports. A reanalysis of clinical trials from the 1970’s and 1980’s used as the basis for these warnings has found no relationship between dietary fat intake and death from coronary heart disease. The warnings lead consumers to switch to a high carbohydrate diet, essentially causing the obesity epidemic. The American Heart Association currently recommends a diet consisting of no more than 5 percent saturated fats, but some professionals are advising a balanced 40 percent carb, 40 percent fat diet, more similar to what people ate prior to these health recommendations being put in place.

Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the study published in BMJ Open Heart.