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January 1998 Issue

What to Make of Recent News That Butter Is Better Than Margarine

Fat is making headlines again. In a recent study, Harvard researchers confirmed what's been suspected for some time—that a little trans fat goes a long way toward increasing your risk of heart disease. But as is often the case with controversial conclusions, there's more here than meets the eye. Still, the findings have dug a hole that seems sure to eventually bury trans fats. They're the fats produced when unsaturated fats are made

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