Eating beef daily can help lower `bad` cholesterol

A new study has suggested that beef can play a role in a cholesterol-lowering diet, despite commonly held beliefs.

The study found that diets including lean beef every day are as effective in lowering total and LDL `bad` cholesterol as the `gold standard` of heart-healthy diets (DASH, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension).

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The Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet (BOLD) clinical study, conducted by The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) researchers, evaluated adults with moderately elevated cholesterol levels, measuring the impact of diets including varying amounts of lean beef on total and LDL cholesterol levels.

Study participants experienced a 10 percent decrease in LDL cholesterol from the start of the study, while consuming diets containing 4.0 and 5.4 oz. of lean beef daily.

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