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Int J Prev Med. 2017 Jun 1;8:40. doi: 10.4103/ijpvm.IJPVM_206_16. eCollection 2017.

A Contemporary Review of the Relationship between Red Meat Consumption and Cardiovascular Risk.

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Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.
U.O. Cardiologia, Ospedale Valduce, Como, Italy.


Cardiovascular diseases burden is increasing due to aging populations and represents one of the major health issues worldwide. Dietary habits have been extensively studied in the cardiovascular field despite the difficulty in the quantification of the assumption of each single food and the observation that several foods affect cardiovascular risk with opposite effects. Moreover, some older findings have been reverted by more recent studies. Red meat has been widely studied in this context, and it has been suggested to increase cardiovascular risk primarily by causing dyslipidemia. Our aim is to review the relationship between red meat assumption and cardiovascular risk and to present novel findings regarding their link.


Cardiovascular disease; cardiovascular risk; dyslipidemia; fat; lipid profile; red meat

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