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Why dark meat might be good for your heart: Women with high cholesterol were able to reduce their heart disease

Why dark meat might be good for your heart: Women with high cholesterol were able to reduce their heart disease

Fear not the dark side. Dark meat in poultry is healthier than you might think, according to a new study by researchers at the New York University School of Medicine. A nutrient called taurine, found abundantly in poultry dark meat, significantly lowered the risk of coronary heart disease in women with high cholesterol, the study revealed. The researchers said that taurine also might help protect against diabetes and high blood pressure. Many U.S. doctors recommend eating white or light meat instead of dark meat because it is lower in saturated fat. While this much is indisputable, the NYU study demonstrates how dark meat ultimately might pack a stronger nutritional punch. The study appears online in the European Journal of Nutrition. Not simply black and white Taurine is a nutrient known to aid in anti-inflammation, blood pressure regulation, healthy nerve function, the p...

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