Study is first meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials to look at health effects of red meat in diet by swapping it for other types of foods

For immediate release: April 9, 2019

Boston, MA – Diets that replaced red meat with healthy plant proteins led to decreases in risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Purdue University.

The study is the first meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials examining the health effects of red meat by substituting it for other specific types of foods.

The study was published in the journal Circulation.

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