Friday 22 November 2019

Surgeon urges ban on butter

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.''

Irish Independent

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