Could Protein Protect Against Stroke?
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High protein consumption has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes and obesity, but a new study in the journal Neurology may be good news for meat lovers. Researchers from the Nanjing University School of Medicine in Jiangsu Province, China reviewed 7 prospective cohort studies of 254,489 participants found for each additional 20g of protein consumed per day, the risk of stroke decreased by 26%. Compared to protein from vegetable sources, animal protein had twice the protective benefit against stroke risk. However, experts advise that lean protein consumption, along with vegetable protein, is preferable to animal protein sources high in saturated fat.
Diets rich in protein appear to reduce a person's risk of stroke, particularly if it's a lean animal protein like fish, a new analysis suggests. People with the highest amounts of animal protein in their diets were 20 percent less likely to suffer a stroke, compared with those who ate little to no protein, said study author Xinfeng Liu, of Nanjing University School of Medicine in Nanjing, China.
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