Enjoy Grass Fed Prime Beef, It is Good…
Before you decide not to eat that grass fed prime beef steak consider the latest study which finds that Red Meat may not contribute to heart disease.
Conventional beliefs hold that Red Meat is harmful to the heart, but this new review from Purdue University finds that consuming it in amounts above what is typically recommended does not affect short-term cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and blood cholesterol.
“During the last 20 years, there have been recommendations to eat less red meat as part of a healthier diet, but our research supports that red meat can be incorporated into a healthier diet,” said the professor of nutrition science at the school.
“Red Meat is a nutrient-rich food, not only as a source for protein but also bio-available iron,” he adds.
Traditional recommendations to limit Red Meat from the diet come mainly from studies that relate peoples’ eating habits to whether they have cardiovascular disease.
While these studies suggest that Red Meat consumption is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, they are not designed to show that Red Meat is causing cardiovascular disease.
His team reviewed hundreds of studies, selecting 24 that met their criteria in terms of Red Meat consumption, evaluation of cardiovascular disease risk factors and study design.
“We found that consuming more than half a serving per day of Red Meat, which is equivalent to a 3 oz serving 3X per week, did not worsen blood pressure and blood total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglyceride concentrations, which are commonly screened by health-care providers,” says a member of the research team.
This research includes all types of Red Meat, mostly unprocessed beef.
But more research is needed, the team acknowledged, noting that blood pressure and cholesterol are not the sole determinants for someone to develop cardiovascular disease.
“It is also important to recognize that our findings are specific to selected indicators for cardiovascular disease risk.”
“Comparable research is needed to assess other health risk factors from clinical trials, including inflammation and blood glucose control,” which appear in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
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