A new pork checkoff-funded study through Purdue University has found when adults eat lean pork instead of chicken and fish as their main protein source – the blood pressure benefits were the same. Researchers studied 19 overweight or obese older adults – 13 women and six men – with elevated blood pressure. Participants were randomly assigned to consume the DASH diet for two six-week periods that included chicken and fish or lean pork as the major protein source. For adults following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension – or DASH – eating plan – this study shows they can include lean pork in their diet. Purdue University’s Dr. Wayne Campbell – lead author of the study – says the DASH diet has been recognized by government and health organizations as an eating pattern that can promote health and help decrease the risk of chronic diseases. For the latest nutrition information for pork – visit www.porkandhealth.org.
Source: NAFB News Service