For years, many health experts have thought that swapping out your red meat for white meat was the way to go.

Red meat has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. White meat, on the other hand, has long been believed to be the superior option.

“This new study is interesting in that increases in cholesterol from the consumption of animal meat is comparable between red beef and white poultry,” Dr. Ethan Yalvac, an interventional cardiologist with Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, told Healthline.

“However, the findings do support our current recommendations that saturated fats in general should be avoided as much as possible regardless of source,” he added.