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Why should I choose fish over meat?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
By choosing fish instead of meat you sidestep saturated fat, which raises levels of artery-clogging low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Go for seafood instead of cured and processed meats (e.g., ham, sausage, bacon, lunch meats) and you'll also dodge a boatload of blood pressure-boosting sodium and health-damaging preservatives.

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