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Relation of iron and red meat intake to blood pressure: cross sectional epidemiological study

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 15 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a258

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Question re: type of beef used in studies

I am interested to know if any research on the relationship of beef
intake to hypertensive states has addressed the differences between
consumption of grain-fed vs. grass-fed beef i.e., does the type of fat and
protein formed by the animal's feed have any correlation to the meat's
impact on blood pressure readings.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

02 February 2009
Margaret M. Shockley
Nutrtitional Counselor
East West Healing Arts Center, 751 Holton Road, Talent, OR 97540