Surgeon urges ban on butter
Published 18/01/2010 | 05:00
Butter should be banned in a bid to save thousands of lives, a leading heart surgeon claimed yesterday.
Shyam Kolvekar, of the University College London Hospital, is leading a campaign to reduce saturated fat in diets after treating patients as young as 33 for heart bypass operations.
He said: "By the time I see people it's usually too late.''
GP Sarah Jarvis supported his comments, adding: "Simple food swaps every day can help dramatically.''