If you’ve been using spreads or vegetable oil in place of full-fat better, you might want to rethink that. A study in the BMJ showed vegetable oil may actually be worse than butter. Researchers studied the cholesterol levels of more than 9,500 seniors and found that those who used oils high in linoleic acid—like corn, soybean, and sunflower oil—died younger than those who stuck with butter. The study also showed that switching from butter to veggie oil did nothing to reduce heart disease or overall mortality.
Back to top