(WASHINGTON POST) Roberto A. Ferdman — Last month, something unusual happened in the food industry.
The Danish Dairy Research Foundation, likely in hopes of boosting butter’s regard, funded a study about the popular lipid. But when the research was delivered, it didn’t exactly paint butter in a favorable light. In fact, it did just the opposite.
The study’s findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, instead established that even moderate levels of butter consumption could result in higher cholesterol. At the very least, the study showed that butter raises blood cholesterol levels more than alternatives like olive oil.
It was a study about butter, funded by the butter industry, that found that butter is bad for you.