Are butter, cheese and steak really bad for you? The dubious science behind the anti-fat crusade
The Wall Street Journal
By NINA TEICHOLZ
Updated May 6, 2014 10:25 a.m. ET
"Saturated fat does not cause heart disease"—or so concluded a big study published in March in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. How could this be? The very cornerstone of dietary advice for generations has been that the saturated fats in butter, cheese and red meat should be avoided because they clog our arteries. For many diet-conscious Americans, it is simply second nature to opt for chicken over sirloin, canola oil over butter.