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When it comes to cholesterol levels, white meat may be no better than red meat — and plant-based protein beats both

When it comes to cholesterol levels, white meat may be no better than red meat — and plant-based protein beats both By: Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN, Contributor A study published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition sparked interest when it reported that red and white meat have a similar effect on low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad”) cholesterol, which is associated with increased heart disease risk. You may conclude, “Well, if…

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