By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Here’s some food for thought. Despite what we’ve been told for decades, white meat, including chicken, may not be so healthy after all.

According to a new study, both red and white meat have the same effects on your cholesterol. The study only looked at lean meats and did not include processed meats or fish.

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Bottom line, experts say a plant-based diet is best for those worried about their cholesterol.