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Butter Isn't Too Bad For The Heart As You Presume

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As presumed by everyone that butter has only bad effects on our health and increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, it cannot be considered to be totally true.

As a recent study has concluded the risk to be very nominal. Furthermore, the new study also suggests that butter is found to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Many of us, despite of having that craving for butter, sigh off from eating it, as it has already been instilled in our minds that eating butter adds to our heart risk.

A Little Butter A Day May Not Harm Your Heart

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The study states that butter has been found to be a healthier choice in comparison to sugar and starch-enriched foods like white bread or potatoes.

At the same time, it has also been stated that butter, when spread on unhealthy foods like white bread, may increase the risk of diabetes as well as cardiovascular diseases.

"Our results suggest that butter should neither be demonised nor considered 'back' as a route to good health," said Dariush Mozaffarian, Associate Professor at the Tufts University in the US.

A Little Butter A Day May Not Harm Your Heart

On the other hand, consuming margarine and cooking oils rich in healthy fats such as soybean, canola, flax seeds and extra virgin olive oil is likely to lower the risks compared to butter or other refined grains.

The study found mostly small or insignificant associations of each daily serving of butter with total mortality, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

"More research is needed to better understand the observed potential lower risk of diabetes, which has also been suggested in some other studies of dairy fat," the researchers noted.

A Little Butter A Day May Not Harm Your Heart

The scientists conducted a study of over a group of 6.5 million people from over 15 different countries.

Over the total follow-up period, the combined group of studies included 28,271 deaths, 9783 cases of cardiovascular disease and 23,954 cases of new-onset type 2 diabetes.

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As per the study, it can be said that butter is neither too good nor too bad for our health.

Therefore, it is always best to consult a doctor or a dietician to know about the right way and quantity to consume butter, especially in those who have certain heart-related problems.

With Inputs From IANS

Read more about: butter, heart, health, benefits, disease, stroke
Story first published: Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 17:30 [IST]
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