Butter consumption was only weakly associated with total mortality, not associated with cardiovascular disease, and slightly inversely associated (protective) with diabetes, according to a new epidemiological study which analyzed the association of butter consumption with chronic disease and all-cause mortality. This systematic review and meta-analysis, published in PLOS ONE, was led by Tufts scientists including Laura Pimpin, Ph.D., former postdoctoral fellow at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts in Boston, and senior author Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D., Dr.P.H., dean of the School. Paper. (public access) – Pimpin L, Wu JHY, Haskelberg H, Del Gobbo L, Mozaffarian D. Is Butter Back? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Butter Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Total Mortality. PLOS ONE, June 2016 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158118
See also: More from our denial files: Whole foods? Great if they make you feel better. That’s half the battle. But the science, as such, is negligible. Nutrition is, in general, as big a scandal as social sciences.
Official policy to prosecute skeptics. Gee. That’ll help.
If you want to live a long time, eat the way the long-lived people among your own ancestors ate, and make the best of it. In the current fog, one cannot think of any more useful advice.