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Two significant studies:

  Study showed diet significantly altered lipid profiles in beef. Grass diets produced a product lower in overall SFA (saturated fatty acids), higher in PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acids) and a more desirable mega 6 to 3 ratio. Grass based rations increased CLA by 50% and omega 3 fatty acids by 40% .

  This study summarizes a number of reports showing grass-fed beef products contain elevated concentration of B-carotene (body converts to Vitamin A) and a-tocopherol (Vitamin E), increased levels of omega-3 fatty acids, a more desirable omega-3: omega-6 ratio, and increased levels of conjugated linoleic (CLA), (studies over the past two decades have attributed CLA to reducing carcinogenesis, atherosclerosis, onset of diabetes and fat body mass), all substances reported to have favorable biological effects on human health.

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Notable research study:

  Introduces some of the environmental and human health problems inherent in current food production practices (industrial agriculture) and discusses how these systems could be made more sustainable