Scientists at the University of California Loma Linda warned that large quantities of food containing animal protein, can result in the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases.
Scientists analyzed the health of more than 80 thousand people. Diet about 60% of them were based on animal protein, the other participants in the experiment ate mostly nuts and cereals.
In the end, it turned out that in the first group the risk of developing cardiovascular disease was significantly higher than that of the second. According to the researchers, the protein is of plant origin has a beneficial effect on the body. Scientists believe that it reduces the risk of stroke and similar pathological processes. However, it is not recommended to exclude animal proteins from your diet completely, says “Russian newspaper”.
In late August, scientists reported that the transition to a Mediterranean diet has a positive impact on the health of older people and greatly increases their life expectancy.