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Ban butter, save lives

18th January 2010

Heart surgeon Shyam Kolvekar has said that if butter was outlawed it could prevent thousands of deaths in Britain every year.

According to a survey by the Food Standards Agency, 88% of men and 83% of women consume too much saturated fat. Mr Kolvekar said: "By banning butter and replacing it with a healthy spread the average daily sat fat intake would be reduced by 8g - that's 40% of a women's GDA.This would save thousands of lives each year and help to protect them from cardiovascular disease - the UK's biggest killer." 


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Title: Ban butter, save lives
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 13797
Date Added: 18th Jan 2010


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