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New research suggests chicken has similar impact on cholesterol to red meat


New research suggests consuming high levels of poultry causes the same impact on cholesterol as red meat.


The study was published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and found both resulted in higher blood cholesterol levels compared to plant proteins.


Dr. Ronald Krauss, who authored the study told NBC:

"I was surprised that the effect of white meat on cholesterol levels was identical to the effects of red meat.
"Keeping all else constant — even the level of animal fat — the levels were higher on both sources of meat compared to the nonmeat diet,"

113 adults took part in the research and were given one of three diets for a month.


The conclusion of the research stated, "the findings are in keeping with recommendations promoting diets with a high proportion of plant-based food but, based on lipid and lipoprotein effects, do not provide evidence for choosing white over red meat for reducing CVD risk."



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