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Butter and cheese may not be so bad for you after all, study says — mashable.com

LONDON — Lovers of butter and cheese, rejoice. Guidelines from the 1980s that told people to stop eating fatty foods should never have been introduced, a new study says. Research published on Tuesday in the British medical journal Open Heart says the recommendations, issued in the UK and U.S. from 1977 onwards, could not be backed up with proper scientific evidence. The dietary guidelines, aimed at reducing coronary heart disease by limiting fat intake, advised people to cut their overall fat consumption to 30% of total energy intake and lower saturated fat consumption to 10% of total energy intake.

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