Butter not as bad as you thought, study suggests

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  • "A small amount of butter is not going to be a major problem," one expert says
  • There's little to no link between butter and chronic disease, a new study suggests
  • However, researchers warn that butter is still not exactly good for your health

(CNN)Have we gotten the health risks of butter all wrong?

The misunderstood dairy product often is linked to heart disease and risk of death, but a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE on Wednesday suggests that butter actually has more of a neutral association with mortality.