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New Study Gives You Permission to Eat Butter

Researchers say it has no relation to heart disease and may reduce diabetes risk

(Newser) - We might all owe Paula Deen an apology. A study published this week in PLOS ONE finds no connection between eating butter and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. On the contrary, researchers found eating butter might actually make people slightly healthier by reducing the risk of diabetes. Researchers from... More »

Guy Finds 'Edible' Butter Dating Back to Jesus

'Bog butter' from Ireland is well-preserved

(Newser) - Look closer next time you're treading through an Irish bog—you might find something both ancient and edible. An Irishman did just that earlier this month in Emlagh peat bog in County Meath, Ireland, when he discovered a 22-pound ball of butter that may be 2,000 years old,... More »

Vegetable Oils Can Actually Kill You

Sunflower oil, corn oil may not be so healthy after all

(Newser) - Like cooking with vegetable oils as a "healthy" alternative to lard and butter? A professor in England has some bad news: When you heat up oils such as sunflower or corn oil, they produce intense concentrations of chemicals known as aldehydes that have been associated with dementia, heart disease,... More »

New Luxury Item: Butter?

Price hits all-time high amid surge in demand

(Newser) - Will American shoppers soon be saying, "I can't believe I can't afford butter?" Butter prices hit a record high on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange this week, and with the levels of the stuff in storage down 42% over this time last year, "Americans are about to... More »

Crash Leaves Indiana Highway Coated in Butter

But no injuries reported after semitrailer carrying dairy products overturns

(Newser) - Butter is good on just about everything—except a highway. A semitrailer overturned on an Indianapolis interstate today, spilling what police say are 45,000 pounds of packages of butter and other dairy products. The crash happened about 3:30am on Interstate 465 on the city's south side and... More »

People Are Drinking Butter in Their Coffee

It's dubbed 'bulletproof'

(Newser) - Milk in your coffee not cutting it? Perhaps you'd like to drop a pat of butter and some coconut oil in instead. Oh, and don't forget the eggs. The ingredients are all part of a new trend in coffee drinking, apparently driven in the US by health entrepreneur... More »

Welcome Back, Butter, We Missed You

Our misguided fat-is-evil thinking is finally going away: Mark Bittman

(Newser) - Go ahead, spread butter on your toast without guilt. And don't be so obsessed about removing every last bit of fat from that pork chop. At long last, the nation's misguided notion that all fat is evil is losing its credibility, writes Mark Bittman in the New York ... More »

Butter Up: Consumption in US Highest in 40 Years

People have been shifting away from processed margarine: LA Times

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Times takes note of a healthier-eating stat that may not sound like one at first blush: Americans are eating more butter now than at any time over the last 40 years. As in, 5.6 pounds a year per person, up from the low over that span... More »

Actually, Margarine May Be Worse Than Butter

New study re-analyzes decades-old research

(Newser) - Eating margarine in an effort to safeguard your heart? In what Forbes terms "an exceedingly strange turn of events," it turns out the fake stuff may be worse for your heart than the real stuff. Researchers were able to access previously unpublished mortality data from a nearly five-decades-old... More »

Low-Fat Salad Dressing Won't Protect You From Disease

Canola oil proves to be the healthy exception

(Newser) - That low-fat salad dressing? Might keep you slim, but it won't help you stave off serious illnesses like cancer and heart disease, reports the Daily Mail . Researchers from Iowa State University served up salads to participants with different dressings: corn oil (for polyunsaturated fat), canola oil (for monounsaturated fat)... More »

UK Youths Don't Know Where Bacon Comes From?

They're not so good with milk or butter, either, at least according to survey

(Newser) - Either young people in Britain are comically ignorant about where food comes from or young people in Britain like to goof on survey-takers. Or maybe something in between. Whichever, British papers are aghast at the results. Some highlights of the poll of 2,000 youths, ages 16 to 23, from... More »

Paula Deen: Don't Associate Me With Butter

Chef would rather be tied to tastiest ingredient of all: 'hope'

(Newser) - Paula Deen is apparently very optimistic, because despite the fact that she's best known for creating recipes like fried butter balls , she said last night on Celebrities at Home that's not what she wants to be associated with. "When you hear the name Paula Deen, I don'... More »

Norway Busts Butter Smugglers

Bootlegged butter selling for $40 a packet

(Newser) - Norwegian authorities are cracking down on Swedes churning cash out of Norway's butter shortage . Enterprising bootleggers have been selling cross-border butter to Norwegians desperate to do their Christmas baking. The going rate? More than $40 per packet, the Telegraph reports. Two men with more than 500 pounds of butter... More »

Big Crisis in Norway: Butter Shortage

Country's people are gobbling it up as part of low-carb diet

(Newser) - It only sounds like an Onion article: Norway is dealing with a serious butter shortage because its people have been swept up by the latest diet craze, which involves eating lots of it. Reuters reports that a low-carb, high-fat diet has taken the country by storm. According to a rep... More »

In Wisconsin, a Fight for the Right to Serve Margarine

A dozen lawmakers want to repeal decades-old pro-butter law

(Newser) - There’s a battle going on in Wisconsin: margarine vs. butter. Any restaurant, prison, or school that substitutes margarine for butter without a specific customer request is subject to a fine of $100 to $500 and up to three months in jail. But the decades-old law is rarely enforced, and... More »

Activists Hang 'Go Vegan' Sign on Iowa Butter Cow

After impressive late-night raid

(Newser) - Animal rights activists staged a daring late-night break-in Saturday night to hang a “Go vegan” sign on a butter cow at the Iowa State Fair. The activists snuck past a guard, scaled a wall in a back hallway, and broke into the refrigerated case holding the sculpture. Then they... More »

Butter: Not Such a Slick Murder Weapon

Sicilian couple used butter to suffocate victim

(Newser) - A sharp-eyed coroner foiled a Sicilian couple's attempt to get off scot-free with the perfect crime. Prosecutors say the couple suffocated the woman's ex-husband with the butter, which they apparently believed would melt afterward, Corriere della Sera reports. The pair, who claimed the victim had collapsed and died after arriving... More »

Deep-Fried Butter Awaits Texas Fair-Goers, Cardiologists

(Newser) - Warning: Just reading this article may clog your arteries. The man who brought the world such delicacies as "Texas Fried Cookie Dough" and "Fried Coke" has devised an even more over-the-top, uh, food: deep-fried butter. It’s making its debut at the State Fair of Texas as part... More »

48 Years Later, Julia Child Tops Bestseller List

(Newser) - Nearly half a century after it was published, Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking is entering the New York Times bestseller list—at No. 1. The film Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep as the famous chef, has electrified sales of the cookbook despite its antiquated recipes... More »

Popcorn Company Bans Butter Powder

Chemical diacetyl causes lung trouble in workers who breathe it

(Newser) - Weaver Popcorn has stopped using diacetyl, the powder that gives microwave popcorn its buttery flavor, after allegations that the chemical causes lung disease in workers who inhale it at factories, the Indianapolis Star reports. "We want to take our brand out of any potential controversy," says Michael Weaver,... More »

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