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Less Red Meat, More Beneficial Fats Support Heart Health

August 26, 2010 by  

Less red meat, more beneficial fats support heart healthChoosing foods that have fewer unhealthy fats may help individuals avoid heart health problems, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health.

The study examined the nutritional habits of 84,136 women between the ages of 30 and 55. Researchers administered dietary questionnaires regularly throughout the course of the 26-year study.

Results showed that women who ate two or more servings of red meat each day were 30 percent more likely to develop heart health problems that women who ate less saturated fat.

Additionally, those who consumed one or more servings per day of fish – which generally has high concentrations of healthier omega-3 fatty acids – were 24 percent less likely to develop heart complications.

"There are good protein-rich sources that do not involve red meat," said Adam Bernstein, who led the investigation. "You don’t need to have hot dogs, hamburgers, bologna or pastrami, which are all fresh or processed meats."

"Our study shows that making substitutes for red meat or minimizing the amount of red meat in the diet has important health benefits."

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  • Karen

    Do these dumb asses at Harvard actually get paid to do these studies?
    This may explain why Bill Gates and others like him dropped out of this place?

  • 45caliber

    Several years ago an elderly doctor (85 or so) stated that he believed that it was wrong to cut various foods from your diet for health reasons. He said that you might live longer if you did but you normally ended up dying from some disease that was a lot more painful and lingering – and besides, you had to give up all the really tasty food.

  • m2o

    Yes, i second that, Karen. These vile institutions & Universities have
    abused our taxmoney as grants for insane research, so it could be always turned into warfare tools against humanity.
    I would never sent any of my kids or grandkids to Harvard or any
    University to become (cannon)-fooder for the aliens, who are after our
    planets resources (including us for their food)
    It should dawn on everyone by now, the name of the game. If you do not
    believe me, google it yourself = secret covenant.

    • dan az

      soylent green ring any bells?

  • http://gmail i41

    In te 70s and 80s it was ther fad to only eat egg whites, if you ate a whole egg every day you would die. In 90′s eggs were the in protein, why, the chicken industry was totally controlled in the 60s from top to bottum by Tyson Foods. There aren’t any private producers who can sell chicken products in large volume except through Tyson Foods. Unless you go to farms or farm markets, and if the farmers has the proper permits and state wonk agencies approve. In the 70s Smithfeild went after the jog imdustry, it was durning every little farmer had a few hogs to sell for cash a meat for themselves and neighbors, just like chickens. Smithfeild Foods owns the sows, piglets, and butchers all the way to the slaughter house. Instead of pasture raising pigs they are confined from start to finish. The sows are bred every so many days, they are given hormones to farrow between daylight hours, piglets get weaned in 22 days and put on a manufactured feed, at different intervals they are moved to different slatted building to collect the manure all the way to the 265 weight and then they are shipped to a Smithfeild processing plant and slaughter. Never seeing daylight or dirt. Until 1990s there was always in every town a processing plant being run by a family or 3 people, no more. In 1981 the Conservation Reserve Program was implemented, which paid farmers to sit on their a$$es and collect several taxpayer funded checks a year. Why, so the wildlife could prosper and with all kinds of taxpayer funding for more dreamed up socialist programs.. There was not any feed grain or for that matter any grain grown, so farms sat empty and young families move to big cities to support their families, while ma and pa put up to mail boxes for the checks and went to work in town, just a little double dipping with town jobs, and charging hunters to hunt on their rented out land to the government. Soon Contennital Grain, ConAg, ADM all bought up empty farms and raised grain on some places but put land in the CRP system for years. These corporations got millions a year for doing nothing.

  • http://gmail i41

    Since there only 4 meat packing plants left, these plants have jocking with prices paid by citizens and what the growers get. These croooks use what is called a capitive supply, they contract wih only certain feed lots and hold livestock until these packers get a certain proice. If it climbs to high for live animals, they dump several thousand head of their animals on the market and deprress it for the producers, the vertical intergration of the food supply has been manulipated start to finish. Why, because in 1920 there was a feeder and stockyard act that forbid this type of manulipation, back then there was only 5 packers. Cow/caf producers have been pushing for years to enforce the Act, but every former Congress person gets millions of campaign dollars to look the other way. 10 years ago there were little 50-100 head family run feed lots. Now only the 100,000 head feed lots are only one the big 4 packers will deal with. These 4 well bring their owned processed beef out of Canada to depress the prices that what few livestock producers are left. As soon as the individual producers are gone, red meat will be the rage, this year< Omega 3 fats were founf in red meat, was it reported on no!Now Cngress is going to hold taxpayer waste hearings on the egg problem, these elected smucks couldn't find their way home if it was printed on their shoes fronts. Chickens have sameinalla in their flesh and in their eggs. All animals even humans have samonella in their guts. The biggest problem for thse aggs were they are sent 2000 or more miles to stores and are over 4 months old. All thanks to the smuck agencies and the want for total government control. Now you cannot go to a ranch or farm and buy milk, prcessed beef, chickens, or pork. Still trust the food police and the socialist democrat party. Just food for thought John "the Hero" just introduced a bill to take some of everyone's with holdings and put to nation debt. Forget you SS, and there is a plan to increase the with holdings by 1-2%, while Onumnutts is on vactation again!

  • Cathy

    Sounds like you know a lot about this stuff 141. Everyone should get educated … best way is go to, order the book and the DVD “Eating.” I watched it last weekend and was totally engrossed.

    BTW, I am a vegetarian and was converted mainly because of the horrible animal abuse involved. I chose not to be a part of it. Now I’ve learned much more and can fully understand just what’s going on in this country. Diseases are running rampant because of the SAD (standard American diet). The most destructive weapon in the world is the FORK!

    • dan az

      the problems with beef is that the gov. injects all of those hormones that are affecting all that eat it.With monsanto taking out all the nutrieants from your veggies it dosent leave much to eat.Thats why I grow my own and raise my own just so I can eat.

  • Jim H.

    The cardiologist diet- If it tastes good spit it out.


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