Well our mothers may have fed us with lots of butter and ghee in our breakfast to dinner and yes in each and every meal thinking butter is good for health but now a new study has found daily intake of just 12 grams of butter rich in saturated fats, fatty acids and trans fats, may double up risk of type 2 diabetes.
Researchers, including Marta Guasch-Ferre from Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health in the US, examined the connections between total and subtypes of fat intake and the risk of type 2 diabetes.
They also evaluated the relationship between food sources rich in saturated fatty acids and the incidence of type 2 diabetes.
The findings revealed that participants who consumed higher amounts of saturated fatty acids and animal fats two times higher risk developing type 2 diabetes than participants who consumed lower amounts of saturated and animal fat.
The consumption of 12 grams of butter per day was related to two times higher risk of diabetes after 4.5 years of follow-up, while the intake of whole-fat yogurt was associated with a lower risk.
3,349 participants volunteered for PREDIMED Study. These participants were not diabetic at baseline but at high cardiovascular risk. After a 4.5 years of follow-up, 266 participants were found to have developed diabetes.
The findings emphasize the healthy benefits of having a Mediterranean diet that it prevents chronic diseases and particularly type 2 diabetes. The study also focuses on the importance of substituting saturated and animal fats with fats present in vegetable sources like olive oil and nuts, according to researchers.
The study appears in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.