Butter and burgers: Can they really be part of a healthy diet?

Is saturated fat good for you? Or, as usual, is the media picking up on one crumb of a fact and promoting inaccuracy and confusion? As reported last year in the New York Times, a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggested that saturated fats have been wrongly demonized as the cause of heart disease. This article doesn’t tell the whole story, however. All fats are not equal, something we’ve known that for years. So, let’s take this news with a grain of salt and dig a little deeper. Researchers pooled “meta-analysis” of 72 existing studies that reviewed…

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