Ive heard reports linking diets high in saturated fat with heart disease. Does including butter in the diet increase ones risk of developing heart disease?

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Ive heard reports linking diets high in saturated fat with heart disease. Does including butter in the diet increase ones risk of developing heart disease?

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It’s best to make dietary decisions based on the advice of a doctor and/or registered dietitian rather than individual news reports. While there is evidence that saturated fat in the diet can raise blood cholesterol levels, a risk factor for heart disease, genetics play a strong role in determining an individual’s blood cholesterol response to diet. All foods can fit into a heart healthy diet when consumed in moderation. Butter contains only 4 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat per teaspoon, and can easily fit into the daily value of 65 grams of fat and 20 grams of saturated fat recommended for individuals consuming a 2,000-calorie per day diet.

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