New study shows red meat does not increase likelihood of CVD
For years there has been a stigma attached to having red meat in your diet, but a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition could put red meat eaters at ease. The study, which was released at the end of November, concluded that increased daily consumption of red meat does not impact key risk factors that lead to cardiovascular disease (CVD). The study looked at 24 qualified trials with subjects that varied in age, daily red meat intake, and CVD risk factors to determine whether eating more red meat affected those CVD risk factors that were commonly measured. While the two independent researchers hypothesized that CVD risk factors would be negatively affected with increased red meat consumption, the results from the study show that is not the case. When comparing changes over time, there was no measurable difference in key CVD risk factors between the group with higher red meat consumption and the group with lower consumption. This new study could help put to rest the outdated notions against red meat consumption.
To read the abstract, go here.
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