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You’ve been told again and again to always take a balanced diet. You also know that animal proteins help in building and repairing muscles and body tissues. But did you know that meat can kill you? Turns out it can.
According to a recent study, a meaty diet increases the risk of heart failure in post-menopausal women. For a period of 5 years, data from the daily diet diaries of over 100,000 women aged 50-79 years was analyzed. In addition to the self-reported information, the scientists also used a urine biomarker test to determine the dietary protein the body.
The results indicated that higher calibrated total dietary meat protein intake appeared to be associated with substantially increased risk of heart failure. Vegetable protein intake, however, appeared to be protective. Other factors such as age, educational level, diabetes, ethnicity, artery disease, high blood pressure and irregular heart rhythm did not alter the results.
Similar studies have also shown an association between increased meat protein association and cardiovascular disease risk in women. Additional studies are however needed to further explore this potential association.
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