Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis of trials comparing the health effects of red meat consumption with those of other diets found that substituting healthful plant protein for red meat helps lower the risk of cardiovascular disease reports Medical News Today. This is not a trivial piece of information. Cardiovascular disease ravages the U.S. and abroad. Harvard reports that many preexisting studies have linked red meant to cardiovascular disease however there have been reported inconsistencies. This new meta analysis however, leaves no doubt that substituting red meat with quality protein sources can materially change cardiovascular risk.