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Cardiologist breaks down new red meat study

New guidelines in the journal, Annals of Internal Medicine, say you do not need to cut back on red or processed meat. Research says there’s a weak connection between meat and disease. The American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and the American College of Cardiology all reiterated their recommendation to cut red meat consumption. Dr. Tara Narula, a cardiologist, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what consumers need to know.


Heart attacks among older Americans declining

According to the American Heart Association, every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. suffers a heart attack. A recent report shows that for older Americans those numbers are going down. The study analyzed over 4.3 million Medicare Fee-For-Service beneficiaries aged 65 and older during a 19-year period from 1995 to 2014. Looking at the patterns of hospitalizations, treatments and outcomes for heart attack patients. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the findings and more.


Coconut oil's "undeserved health halo"

A controversial lecture on nutrition calls into question the health claims for coconot oil. A Harvard adjunct professor called the oil "pure poison." Coconut oil's superfood status was challenged last year when the American Heart Association recommended limited use of the saturated fat. Samantha Heller, a registered dietitian at NYU Langone Health, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how the oil, like butter and lard, can raise your levels of bad cholesterol.

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