LDL cholesterol and apoB were higher with red and white meat than with nonmeat, independent of SFA content. This was due primarily to increases in large LDL particles, whereas small + medium LDL and total/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol were unaffected by protein source.
Non-meat protein source provides less large LDL. Got it.
Differences in SFA content between the high- and low-SFA arms were from tropical oils and fats, with the remainder provided by high-fat dairy products.
Butter and coconut oil FTW.
In the present study, food sources of protein were varied by providing ∼12% E from either: lean cuts of red meat; lean white meat; or nonmeat sources (legumes, nuts, grains, isoflavone-free soy products).
Let’s see, which food groups would I prefer to avoid…
Dietary carbohydrates were provided in the form of complex starches and simple sugars in a 60:40 ratio, with total carbohydrate content held constant across experimental diets.
On second thoughts, just shoot me now.