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Downsides of Oxtail: See what the experts say

Microsoft Start Health logo Microsoft Start Health 2 days ago Faith Seke, Caroline Luiza C. Castro, Marietta Amatangelo
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Side effects by Faith Seke

  • Oxtail is high in saturated fats, which might contribute to the onset of cardiovascular diseases and obesity
  • Oxtail is also high in cholesterol which is not good for the human body when consumed in large quantities. Excess cholesterol have a tendency of building up in blood vessels and interfering with blood flow, resulting in stroke or cardiovascular diseases.

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Side effects by Caroline Luiza C. Castro

  • The main risk related to oxtail is the high amount of cholesterol and because of it, we need to consume just a little portion
  • Oxtail has a high amount of saturated fat, being important to control the consumption, since the fact that it can be dangerous specially for people presenting dyslipidemia.

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Side effects by Marietta Amatangelo

  • Oxtail does contain high amounts of saturated fats and cholesterol. So if heart issues or high cholesterol are a health condition, it should be avoided. Oxtail also contains a high amount of purines which contribute to the level of uric acid in the body. If someone is prone to gout, oxtail should be avoided.

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This is for information purpose only, and should not be considered as a substitute for medical expertise. These are opinions from an external panel of individual doctors, and not to be considered as opinion of Microsoft. Please seek professional help regarding any health conditions or concerns.
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