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Purdue Study: Eating meat doesn’t affect cardiovascular disease risk

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Consuming red meat in amounts above what is typically recommended does not affect short-term cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and blood cholesterol, according to a new review of clinical trials from Purdue University.  While during the last 20 years, there have been recommendations to eat less red meat as part of a healthier diet, red meat can be incorporated into a healthier diet, according to researcher Wayne Campbell.

The research by Campbell shows that consuming more than half a serving per day of red meat, which is equivalent to a three-ounce serving three times per week, did not worsen blood pressure and blood total cholesterol. The research includes all types of red meat, mostly unprocessed beef and pork.

 

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