Beef’s Role in Weight Management and Cardiovascular Health
Jan 03, 2018 12:00PM ● Published by Digital Media Director
By: Holly Swee
New research continues to reinforce the
evolving body of evidence that demonstrates beef’s role in weight loss, weight
management and cardiovascular health.
The new Beef WISE (Weight Improvement, Satisfaction, and Energy) study was conducted at the University of Colorado with a research grant from the Beef Checkoff and published in Obesity Science & Practice.
In recent years, higher protein diets have
gained popularity and some experts suggest leaning away from red meat as a
protein source. The Beef WISE
researchers compared different high-quality protein sources to understand their
effectiveness in a weight loss or maintenance diet.
The study revealed that lean beef doesn’t have
to be restricted in a higher-protein diet and is just as effective as other
protein choices in supporting healthy weight loss, weight management, and heart
Holly Swee, RN, LN, is Director of Nutrition & Consumer Information at the South Dakota Beef Industry Council.