The beef industry has long argued that beef, consumed in moderation, can and should play an important role in a heart-healthy diet.
Now it has some solid research data from a respected institution to back up those claims.
In a first of its kind study, researchers at Penn State University have demonstrated that eating beef everyday as part of a heart-healthy diet can improve cholesterol levels by ten percent.
The research project, which was called the Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet (BOLD) study, was funded by the Beef Checkoff.
At the 2012 Cattle Industry Conference, we had a chance to visit with one of the leaders of the research project—Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of nutrition at Penn State University.
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