Beef and Heart Disease: Should It Be What’s For Dinner?

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Lisa Murray Montana Beef CouncilLisa Murray, Director of Nutrition, Montana Beef Council

Although many people may think there’s little place in cholesterol-lowering diets for beef, research suggests just the opposite. According to a clinical study, Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet (BOLD), published in the January 2012 edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, including 4.0 to 5.4 ounces of lean beef daily in the gold standard heart-healthy diet (DASH – Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) lowered participants’ LDL “bad” cholesterol by 10 percent.

This study provides new insights about beef’s benefits in a heart-healthy diet; demonstrating that lean beef, in addition to being satisfying and great-tasting, can be part of a solution to building a heart-healthy diet.

Mike Roussell, PHD, a researcher for the BOLD study, will be presenting the BOLD study to Registered Dietitians, during the Annual Montana Dietetic Association meeting in Billings May 28-30.

Dr. Mike will…

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