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Changing animal diets could reduce saturated fats in meat and milk


Altering animal diets may be an effective way to reduce saturated fats in meat and dairy products that can contribute to high cholesterol and heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.


Researchers in Georgia found that feeding goats a blend of nutritional supplements may result in healthier, value-added meat and milk. They developed supplements rich in healthier omega-3 fatty acids with vitamins E and C, and that included fish oil and defatted soy flour.


A key finding was that healthy fats in the supplements were retained without degrading in the rumen, the first stomach in the ruminant digestive system.


https://landgrantimpacts.tamu.edu/impacts/article/2451