Healthier Protein Sources May Cut Risks of Coronary Heart Disease

Substituting fish, poultry and low-fat dairy for red meat makes a difference.

In a study of more than 84,000 women during a 26-year period, women who ate more red meat and processed meats, as well as high-fat dairy products, had a significantly higher risk of developing heart disease. Researchers found that women who had two or more servings of red meat per day, compared to those who had half a serving per day or less, had a 30 percent higher risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD).
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