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Lean Matters: Chronicling Beef's Change from Gate to Plate

Accurate nutrient data is the cornerstone of all nutrition research. Farmers, ranchers, packers, processors, retailers, researchers, nutrition professionals, and even consumers have worked together to help shape the evolution of today’s leaner beef.  This publication, a distinctive public private collaboration, describes the changes along the beef supply chain that have led to the growing number of lean cuts.

Tags: Human Nutrition, Lean Beef, Lipids, White Paper/Technical Summary

Published: 2014

 

The Role of Beef in Physical Activity

Regular exercise requires increased dietary intake of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrate and fat) and some micronutrients such as iron. This technical summary explains the role of lean beef as an excellent source of readily bioavailable iron, zinc, and high-quality protein – nutrients particularly important for physically active people.

Tags: Human Nutrition, Nutrients, Other Topic, White Paper/Technical Summary

Published: 2014

Trans fat, Specifically Conjugated Linoleic Acid, and Dietary Beef

Both adverse and beneficial health effects of trans fatty acids have been extensively studied in recent decades. This checkoff-funded Technical Summary reviews trans fatty acids in general and recent scientific findings examining potential health benefits of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a trans fat found in foods from ruminants, including beef.

Tags: Heart Health, Human Nutrition, Lipids, White Paper/Technical Summary

Published: 2014

Red Meat and Processed Meat Consumption and Cancer

This technical report summarizes the currently available epidemiologic evidence surrounding red and processed meat consumption and specific types of cancer. 

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Tags: Human Nutrition, Research on Diet & Cancer, White Paper/Technical Summary

Published: 2010

         

 

Lean Beef and Heart Health

This technical summary examines the role of beef in heart health, beef's nutrient profile, the interchangeability of beef and poultry/fish on blood lipid levels, the association between beef and the risk of CVD, and the variation in individual responses to lipid-lowering diets.

Tags: Heart Health, Human Nutrition, Lean Beef, Lipids, White Paper/Technical Summary

Published: 2008

Beef Lipids in Perspective

Dietary fats are important components of a nutritionally balanced diet. This technical summary explains how the proportion of animal fats in the diet has decreased significantly since the early 1900s, the fatty acid profile of beef, and how lean beef can be included in lowfat diet plans and be just as effective as poultry or fish in achieving desirable blood lipid profiles.

Tags: Heart Health, Human Nutrition, Lipids, White Paper/Technical Summary

Published: 2008

Beef’s Nutrients and Cognition

Cognition, or one’s ability to perceive, think, and remember, is influenced by many factors, one of which is nutrition.  This technical summary describes the role played by some of beef's nutrients (protein, iron, zinc, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and choline) in cognitive development, maintenance and performance throughout all life states.

Tags: Human Nutrition, Life Cycle, Nutrients, White Paper/Technical Summary

Published: 2008

Stearic Acid

Unlike other saturated fatty acids, stearic acid has been shown to have a neutral effect on blood total and low-density-lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. Approximately one-third of beef's saturated fat is stearic acid. This technical summary provides the recent science on stearic acid intake and its effects on cardiovascular disease risk.

Tags: Heart Health, Human Nutrition, Lipids, Nutrients, White Paper/Technical Summary

Published: 2008

Disentangling the Myths and Realities about Lean Beef

The Western dietary pattern is most commonly defined as a diet characterized by high intakes of refined grains, sugar, red meat and other animal products, and fat and is frequently associated with negative health outcomes. However it should not be assumed that all dietary components of the Western dietary pattern are equally culpable. This article published in Nutrition Today, reviews the myths and realities regarding the role of lean beef in various healthful dietary patterns.

Tags: Abstract, Heart Health, Human Nutrition, Lean Beef, Nutrients, Research Brief

Published: 2013

Beef’s Contribution to Nutrient Intake in the American Diet

These studies examined the nutritional contribution of total beef and lean beef to the diet of U.S. children, adolescents and adults.

Tags: Human Nutrition, Life Cycle, Nutrients, Research Brief

Published: 2012