Health & Fitness: Meaty Matters

Is beef now good for you?

When it comes to knowing what is good for them, Americans seem to spend as much time grinding their teeth in frustration as actually chowing down. Almost as soon as they are comfortable with one dietary dictum, out comes a new nugget of nutritional wisdom at odds with the first. Last week consumers got just such a confusing jolt. For years they have been told that burgers and steaks are high in dreadful compounds, called saturated fats, that boost the body's supply of cholesterol and thus increase the risk of heart disease. Now researchers have demonstrated that one type of saturated...

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