A recent article refutes the studies of the 80s, which convinced us to avoid dairy fat and seek low fat or fat free diets. This was supposed to avoid heart diseases and early death due to high cholesterol.
These new guidelines led to the development of all kinds of low fat butter-like spreads, new low fat cheeses and deserts.
As single moms, shuttling kids to daycare and school before getting to work, we took the directions literally and stopped eating dairy; we had to be healthy to take care of our kids. We turned to low fat this and that, and fed our kids the same. Turn out it was all based on unfunded research.
However, the reduction of dairy fat was replaced with carbohydrates. As a result, heart disease was replaced with obesity and type II diabetes. The guidelines practically destroyed the dairy industry.
Newly performed research shows that dairy is not intrinsically bad, but rather the quantity of it. People used to walk, to hike. Then they started to spent more time in the car commuting, sitting on a chair at work, and on the couch at home. This physical inactivity is what led to more and more heart attacks.
So, eating moderate amounts of dairy fat, is perfectly healthy, as long as we also perform physical activity.