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MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: The most popular Bavarian dish roasted chicken ('Bavarian Hendl') is seen on roasting machine on the second day of the 2014 Oktoberfest at Theresienhoehe on September 21, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 20 through October 5 and traditionally draws millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Well, pork better stop bragging about being the other white meat because apparently chicken is just as bad for you as red meat.

A new study discovered white meat can be just as bad for your cholesterol.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that plant-based protein diets are better for you.

Researchers observed more than 100 healthy men and women between the ages of 21 and 65.

Each group tried three different diets. One diet featured red meats. One diet featured chicken. And one diet focused on non-meat proteins.

The results showed that the plant-based diets were least harmful to a person’s cholesterol. The diets consisting of red or white meat equally negatively affected cholesterol.

Is this research going to inspire you to change your eating habits? It doesn’t change things for me. I’m all about “variety is the spice of life” and “moderation is key.”

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