Lower body mass index? A good sign for anyone who wants to shed extra pounds. And the triglycerides and blood pressure? Yep, you got it. They’re both indicators of good heart health.
What to make of it all
Health studies are a tricky business. While the Stanford study sheds light on cause and effect, it only offers one year’s worth of data on 300 people. The observational studies from Keys, Dr. Willets, and even the WHO point to statistical links, but can’t rule out other reasons for the data or establish for certain that one action leads to another reaction.
At the end of the day, and at every meal, the choice to eat or avoid meat is yours, and yours alone. The studies can only tell you so much.
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