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article imageUK doctor wants country to ban butter

By Oliver VanDervoort     Jan 18, 2010 in Health
Butter should be banned to protect the nation's health, according to one of Great Britain's leading heart surgeon, Shyam Kolvekar.
Kolvekar says that Great Britain's leading killer- heart disease - can only be stemmed by a complete ban of butter in the country.
Kolkevar is also recommending to cut out butter along with eating less red meats, drinking low fat milk, and switching to olive and sunflower oil.
Saturated fat is blamed for almost a third of the nearly 200,000 premature deaths from heart disease a year.
According to recent medical findings, adults in the UK are eating an average of 800 grams of saturated fats a month. That number is 20 percent higher than the recommended limit, and simply reducing their saturated fat intake to the limit level could save about 3,500 lives a year.
Mr Kolvekar,told the Mail Online that 'By banning butter and replacing it with a healthy spread the average daily sat-fat intake would be reduced by eight grams.'
Professor Alan Maryon-Davis, the head of the UK Faculty of Public Health, agreed with this assessment and added, "Trans fats are much less well known than saturated fats but are much more damaging. They contribute to a large number of the excess coronary deaths we have in this country." He added, "Food can be made perfectly well without trans fat and the Government should move to ban them as soon as possible because eliminating them would help save many lives"
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