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Meat in Mediterranean diets: helpful or hurtful for the heart?

How does adding increasing amounts of lean red meat to a Mediterranean diet affect lipids and lipoproteins? This study aimed to find out.

Study under review: Effect of varying quantities of lean beef as part of a Mediterranean-style dietary pattern on lipids and lipoproteins: a randomized crossover controlled feeding trial

What was the question?

How do different quantities of lean beef (17, 71, and 156 grams per day) influence CVD risk factors of healthy adults in the context of a Mediterranean diet compared to an average American diet?

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