The oil is not that harmful. Although we have recently become accustomed to it being pointed to as a cause of high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease and type 1 and 2 diabetes, butter has its positives.
This is according to the data of a study published in the journal PLOS ONE, writes rd.com.
Researchers have collected the results of 9 scientific articles on the subject, including the data of more than 600 thousand people.
After analyzing the data, scientists have found that oil consumption reduces the risk of chronic diseases, problems with the cardiovascular system and diabetes.
Findings show that the oil not only does not increase the risk of these diseases, but actually reduces it.
Regular butter eaters had up to a 4% lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
More research is needed to understand why the oil has this effect, especially against type 2 diabetes. It is thought to be due to the monounsaturated fatty acids found in it. They improve the insulin sensitivity of the cells.
The study is not intended to encourage excessive oil consumption. It is not a medicine and abusing the amounts can have just the opposite effect on he alth.
Certainly, however, scientists believe that butter is preferable to sugars and margarine, which multiply the risks of the dangerous diseases listed above.