August 16, 2010

USA: For Heart Health, Cut Back on Red Meat

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NEW YORK, NY / Health Magazine / August 16, 2010

Cutting back to one serving of red meat every other day can reduce your heart risks

By Amanda Gardner, Health.com


Eating too much red meat has long been a no-no for people with high cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease. But it hasn't always been clear how much is too much.

Now, a new study suggests that you don't have to cut out red meat altogether to improve your heart health. If you eat red meat more than once a day, cutting back to one serving every other day can substantially reduce your risk of having a heart attack or dying from heart disease, the study found.

Replacing the red meat in your diet with other, less fatty sources of protein -- such as nuts and fish -- can lower your risk even further, the researchers say.

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