08/13/2015 06:18 EDT | Updated 08/13/2015 06:59 EDT

Saturated Fats In Butter Is Fine, But Margarine Can Be Deadly: Study

Butter makes everything better, and a new Canadian study suggests it isn't that harmful for your health either.

According to the study by McMaster University, eating butter is fine, but eating trans fatty foods like its cousin margarine (they can be cousins, right?) can be deadly. The study found consumption of industrial trans fats (that can be found in margarine) was associated with a 34 per cent increase in death.

"For years everyone has been advised to cut out fats. Trans fats have no health benefits and pose a significant risk for heart disease, but the case for saturated fat is less clear," said lead author Russell de Souza in a statement. "That said, we aren't advocating an increase of the allowance for saturated fats in dietary guidelines, as we don't see evidence that higher limits would be specifically beneficial to health," he adds.

Watch the video above to find out why researchers believe we should remove trans fats from our diets.


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