Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Meat and cheese may be as bad for you as smoking

Date:
March 4, 2014

Source:
University of Southern California

Summary:
A high-protein diet during middle age makes you nearly twice as likely to die and four times more likely to die of cancer, but moderate protein intake is good for you after 65. But how much protein we should eat has long been a controversial topic -- muddled by the popularity of protein-heavy diets such as Paleo and Atkins. Before this study, researchers had never shown a definitive correlation between high protein consumption and mortality risk.

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