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Friday, 12 June 2020

Butter Beats Margarine ... again !



We love butter in our house and once again it seems that "butter beats margarine" * 

"Differential Effects of Dietary Fats on Serum Lipids and Risks of Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes in the Prospective Framingham Offspring Study

Abstract 

Objectives
Few studies have estimated the independent effects of butter and margarine on risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Our goal was to examine these effects as well as that of other fats and oils on risk of CVD and markers of cardiometabolic risk in subjects in the prospective Framingham Offspring Study.

Methods
Data from 2038 adults, who were free of CVD and diabetes through exam 5 were included. Intakes of butter, margarine, mayonnaise, oils, and shortening were assessed using 3-day diet records at exams 3 and 5. Concentrations of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), high-density lipoproteins (HDL), and their particle sizes were analysed cross-sectionally at exam 5. Subjects were followed from exam 5 to 9 for incident CVD and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) (median follow-up, 16.9 years). Cox proportional hazards models were used to estimate risk of CVD and T2DM and generalized linear models were used to evaluate effects on other cardiometabolic outcomes, while adjusting for age, sex, pack-years of smoking, BMI, physical activity, intakes of other fats, hypertension and use of lipid-lowering medication. Intake of each type of dietary fat was categorized as low, moderate, or high using sensitivity analyses.

Results
Intake of >5 g/day of butter (vs. non-consumers) had no effect on CVD risk but was associated with a non-statistically significant 24% lower risk of T2DM. In men, higher butter intake was linked with larger LDL and HDL particles sizes (P < 0.01 for both) and a lower LDL: HDL ratio (P < 0.01). Consuming >7 g/day (vs. ≤2) of margarine was associated with a 48% (95% CI: 1.03–2.13) increased risk of CVD and a 68% (95% CI: 1.00–2.82) higher risk of T2DM in women. In men, higher margarine intake was associated with much weaker, non-statistically significant increased risks of CVD and T2DM. Finally, total intake of oils (>7 vs. ≤2 g/day) was associated with a strong reduced risk of T2DM (HR: 0.55; 95% CI: 0.36–0.85) in men but not women. There was no effect of margarine or oils on lipid particle sizes in either men or women.


Conclusions
While butter intake had no adverse effect on risk of CVD in either men or women, it was beneficially associated with lipid profiles in men. In women, higher intakes of margarine but not butter were associated with increased risks of both CVD and T2DM. Finally greater oil consumption led to lower risks of T2DM in men."
Link to above is here
Link to Mark's Daily Apple, where I saw reference to the above is, * here

Related posts you may be interested in reading
Butter versus Margarine - Why Butter is Better, find it here
Butter  … it's brilliant, find it here 

Brown Butter Sponge Cake, more details here

Dear reader, a variety of articles, studies and recipe ideas are within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you.

If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

32 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Nothing tastes like butter! Valerie

J C said...

I have used butter instead of margarine for many years. If one reads labels, then its understood why. Thanks for all your good recipes. Although I am not diabetic, your recipes are healthy and the ones I have tried are delicious.

Jeff said...

Butter just taste better, too. The consumer was sold a crock of something with margarine.

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Laurie said...

Mmmmm, butter!

Tom said...

...nothing pretends to taste like margarine!

Jeanie said...

Well, as they've always said, "Butter makes it better." And now, it's better in more ways than one!

Martha said...

That sponge cake sounds great. And butter is always better.

Christine said...

Butter tastes better.

Elephant's Child said...

Butter is definitely better.

DVArtist said...

Oh give me butter or give me nothing. LOL

peppylady (Dora) said...

Your food posting makes my mouth water

Chatty Crone said...

Butter is better.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've known this FOREVER, and you will never find anything in my home other than REAL butter.

Lorrie said...

Butter tastes so much better than margarine! So glad it's healthier, too.

Linda said...

I remember when we were all told that butter was bad. What a mistake that was!

Margaret D said...

Never used Margarine, always use butter.

DIMI said...

Hello Eddie!
I prefer butter than margarine! Like the recipe of the sponge cake!
Have a lovely weekend! Take care!
Dimi...

Iris Flavia said...

Yep, butter, always!

George Pereira said...

Reminds me of something.
Qn. Why did Jim throw out the butter?
Ans. He wanted to see a butterfly.

Conniecrafter said...

so good to hear since I like butter much more :)

DMS said...

I prefer butter- so this is great news!
~Jess

Mary Kirkland said...

I only use butter, I don't like margarine at all.

This N That said...

Absolutely!!!

Our photos said...

Very nice

Crafty Green Poet said...

We've gone back to butter, after finding out that olive oil based margarines can't guarantee that the olive oil used in their manufacture doesn't kill songbirds as a result of the way the olives are harvested

Sue said...

It,s butter every time for me! xx

carol l mckenna said...

Everything in moderation ~ even butter ~ butter cake sounds yummy ^_^

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Divers and Sundry said...

Good to hear!

Sami said...

I never use margarine, butter all the way!
That butter cake sound delicious, I'm going to save it.

baili said...

great article my friend

my father took butter whole life and he hardly had any stomach issue
mom was fond of clarified butter and she had also healthy stomach always
unfortunately no likening for butter i shared with them

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh absolutely Jan, you won't find marge in my house 😊

Debbie said...

as a child growing up, my mom always used margarine. i never really liked the taste of it. when i started cooking, i purchased butter and have never used anything else. there were many times in my adult life that "they" said it was not good for you but i always used it!!! it's a great condiment!!