Despite this, many people still think that margarine is butter’s healthier cousin. However, health experts like the Harvard Medical School have been challenging this view.
The health portal said: “The truth is, there never was any good evidence that using margarine instead of butter cut the chances of having a heart attack or developing heart disease.
“Making the switch was a well-intentioned guess, given that margarine had less saturated fat than butter, but it overlooked the dangers of trans fats.”
The university continues to explain that the high levels of trans fats pack “a double whammy for heart disease by raising levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) and lowering levels of HDL (good cholesterol)”, just like Batt suggested.