Cardiovascular and Obesity Health Concerns

P. M. Kris-Etherton, T. D. Etherton, J. Fleming

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A healthy eating pattern is recommended for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and overweight/obesity, two of the major chronic diseases that contribute to the global burden of diseases. The Mediterranean Diet, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet and, the US Department of Agriculture Food Patterns all meet current food-based and nutrient recommendations and can include lean beef. Lean beef is a nutrient-dense food and contains essential nutrients such as iron, zinc, and B-vitamins, as well as good-quality protein. Incorporating lean beef in a healthy dietary pattern would be expected to promote adherence to food-based dietary recommendations, achieve nutrient adequacy, and decrease risk of many major chronic diseases, notably cardiovascular disease and overweight/obesity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Meat Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780123847317
ISBN (Print)9780123847348
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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