For many years there’s been debate about butter vs. margarine. My granny is 88 and has always used butter. She has no heart disease but it doesn’t run in her family. My mom has severe coronary artery disease and has always used margarine. Her side of the family all have early onset heart disease and death. My maternal grand father died of a heart attack at only 48. Of course my observations are no scientific study but I use them as an example to show that studies often have bias in favor of the entity paying to have it done. For me the jury is still out. I am 42. My mom was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus at my age. Her father had had a couple of heart attacks by my age too. My uncle had his first one at 25. So far I have beat my genetics but it’s constant and consistent planning on my part to stay as healthy as I can. I lost my husband to melanoma in 2010. I’m all my kids have but I want to spare them the legacy of diabetes, melanoma, and heart disease. The only way to do so is by practicing what we preach.