A healthy eating pattern is recommended for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and overweight/obesity, two of the major chronic diseases that contribute to the global burden of diseases. The Mediterranean Diet, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet and, the US Department of Agriculture Food Patterns all meet current food-based and nutrient recommendations and can include lean beef. Lean beef is a nutrient-dense food and contains essential nutrients such as iron, zinc, and B-vitamins, as well as good-quality protein. Incorporating lean beef in a healthy dietary pattern would be expected to promote adherence to food-based dietary recommendations, achieve nutrient adequacy, and decrease risk of many major chronic diseases, notably cardiovascular disease and overweight/obesity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Meat Sciences|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
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