https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10654-017-0243-1 Jung Huo et al, 2017 European Journal of Epidemiology, 'Milk and dairy consumption and risk of cardiovascular diseases and all-cause mortality: dose–response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies' The takeaway is that saturated dairy fat consumption (butter, whole milk, and cream products) do not affect rates of coronary heart disease or cardiovascular disease. This is a meta-anlaysis of 29 papers based on 939k study subjects. In plain English, dairy fat (other than calories which may or may be not good for you) is NOT something to completely avoid in your diet. This sounds completely contrary to what a lot of major players in this area have been stating for years. Some of them, like the Lipid Institute lipidfoundation.org, are coming around to this newer point of view.