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Animal-based proteins put men at a greater risk of death, points study


A new study has found that the diet rich in animal protein and is not a good choice for

The study, which was published in the 'American Journal of Clinical Nutrition', pointed that men who preferred animal protein over a suffered from a greater risk of death followed for 20 years than men having a more balanced diet.

For men, whose protein source was animal-based had a 23 per cent higher risk of death. The participants in the research mainly had red intake. The mean age of the men participating in the study was 53 years at the onset.

The study also found that a high overall intake of dietary protein was associated with a greater risk of death in men who had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, or at the onset of the study. A similar association was not found in men without these

The analyses focused on the associations of dietary protein and protein sources with mortality during the follow-up, and other lifestyle factors and dietary habits were extensively controlled for, including the fact that those eating plenty of plant-based protein followed a healthier diet.

"However, these findings should not be generalized to older people who are at a greater risk of and whose intake of protein often remains below the recommended amount," Heli Virtanen.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 11:52 IST