Can this study get any better? Yes it can. The investigators broke down the data into two halves: the first ten years, and the second ten. In the first ten years, there was no significant association between margarine intake and heart attack incidence. In the second ten, the group eating the most margarine had 77% more heart attacks than the group eating none.
That’s Stephan, pitting butter against margarine*. Highly recommended reading.
People who ate the least margarine had the highest prevalence of glucose intolerance (pre-diabetes), smoked the most cigarettes, drank the most alcohol, and ate the most saturated fat and butter. These were the people who cared the least about their health. Yet they had the fewest heart attacks.
Ha, even smoking is less bad for you than eating industrially processed, fraudulently marketed, government backed and subsidized agri-crap.
*(nasty garbage unworthy of being fed to sewer rats)