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    High-Protein Diet May Be Dangerous With Heart Disease Risk
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    atti_editor posted:
    "A high-protein diet may backfire for people at risk for heart disease -- increasing the likelihood of weight gain and early death, a new study suggests.

    Replacing carbohydrates and fats with protein is touted as a quick way to weight loss. But this long-term Spanish study of older adults found these high-protein diets -- think Atkins and South Beach, for example -- may be harmful.


    When protein replaced carbohydrates, for instance, the eating plan was linked to a 90 percent greater risk of gaining more than 10 percent of body weight. It was also linked to a 59 percent higher risk of death from any cause, the researchers found."


    Read the article above form more information on the study's results.



    Thoughts? Have you ever tried a high-protein diet? What kind of diet do you focus on for your heart health?
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    billh99 responded:
    I hate articles like this.

    There is no way to make any decisions from it.

    What is OLDER?

    What is a HIGH protein diet?

    "found these high-protein diets -- think Atkins and South Beach, for example -- "


    Based on the US NEWS 2015 report on diets both of those diets meet current guidelines for protein levels.


    "Some studies have found that consuming a high-protein diet in middle age is associated with greater risk of early death, compared with a diet lower in protein, he (Dr Fonarow) said."


    But this article is on OLDER persons, not middle age. Recent research has show that increased protein in older person is healthy.


    "But diets rich in animal protein have been linked to an increased risk ofheart disease , colon cancer and diabetes , Heller said."


    There is nothing in the article that indicates that the increase in protein is animal based.


    And no place is their any indication of how much protein is HIGH, norm how much the control group consumed, nor fat consumption, nor level of carbs, nor what kind of carbs!


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