american journal of clinical nutrition

Robert S. Donovan

Butter Can Be Bad For Your Health, Concludes Study Paid For By Dairy Industry. Wait, What?

When an industry funds a scientific study of what they do or produce, you can roll your eyes and safely assume that the data will show that the phenomenon being studied is healthy or at least not actively harmful. Right? No, not necessarily. A study evaluating the health effects of eating butter regularly surprised cynics by showing that the substance raised study participants’ cholesterol. [More]