Researchers in a study published by the International Journal of Epidemiology, are now suggesting that the proteins found in nuts and seeds are far healthier than proteins from meats. The study was a collaboration between researchers from Loma Linda University School of Health in California, AgroParis Tech and Insitut National de la Recherche Agronomique in Paris, France. It included over 81,337 male and female participants from the Adventist Health Study 2 and assessed the dietary patterns of participants throughout the years 2002 until 2007. Through data analysis the researchers were able to conclude that consumers of high amounts of meat proteins had an increase by 60 percent in cardiovascular disease risk. The individuals that consumed their proteins from nuts had been noted to have a 40 percent decrease in cardiovascular disease risk.
- Because proteins can only be good for the health when the right kind is taken, some researchers set out to examine a link between protein intake and cardiovascular disease.
- Data of 81,337 men and women were used spanning 2002 and 2007 and the protein intake of the participants was analyzed, including proteins from nuts and seeds.
- There were about 2,260 deaths recorded from cardiovascular disease during the study period and it was discovered that meat protein intake increases risk from cardiovascular disease by 60%.
“A study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology suggests that meat-based protein sources increase the risks of cardiovascular disease and death, while protein from nuts and seeds keeps the heart healthy.”