Harvard Heart Letter

To lower heart disease risk, swap beef for beans

Research we’re watching Eating healthy, plant-based proteins such as beans and nuts instead of red meat may lower your odds of heart disease, new research finds. Researchers analyzed data from 36 trials that involved more than 1,800 people to see how different diets affect cholesterol, blood pressure, and other heart disease risk factors. When they compared diets with red meat to all other types of diets combined, there weren’t any notable differences in…

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