August 26, 2010

New Study Shows Women Should Eat Less Red Meat

Posted in Heart Disease in the News, Heart disease tips, New Heart Studies tagged , , , , , , , at 12:11 am by keepyourhearthealthy

A USDA Choice 2-bone standing rib roast.

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A new study of 84,000 women has proven the benefits of eating nuts, fish and poultry compared to processed red meat.

According to, this new study out of Boston “shows that one serving per day of nuts was associated with a 30% lower risk of coronary disease than one serving per day of red meat. The same one-serving exchange comparison found a 13% lower risk with low-fat dairy, a 19% lower risk with poultry, and a 24% lower risk with fish.”  In addition, the study concluded that eating 50 g of processed meat per day was associated with a 42% higher risk of heart disease!

The bottom line is this: women should choose fish or chicken over processed red meat like deli roast beef, bacon or sausage.  Every day that a woman chooses a healthier alternative helps to reduce her chance of heart disease!

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