Tuesday, November 04, 2008

New Zealand is Making the Switch!

It looks like the people of New Zealand are following suit and making the switch from butter to margarine. Way 2 Go!

According to TVNZ.com:

Giving up butter is being suggested as one of the easiest ways to reduce the country's skyrocketing cholesterol rates.

New Zealand sits in the top five countries for heart disease in the OECD.

Auckland University Professor Rob Jackson says New Zealand has twice the number of cases than in Australia.

He says the biggest difference between the two countries is that New Zealanders eat an average of 10 kilograms of butter a year while Australians only eat three.

He has told a symposium on cholesterol that people need to be encouraged to switch to margarine.

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