August 16, 2010

USA: For Heart Health, Cut Back on Red Meat

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,

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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