Plant Protein to Decrease Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

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On a worldwide scale, cardiovascular diseases are known to be the number one problem when it comes to health. It is no wonder that people are trying to find ways to decrease the risk of them having heart problems.

The problem is so bad that, on a yearly basis, cardiovascular diseases kill more people than any other disease combined. In order to find out what things increase the risk of CVD (Cardiovascular Disease), a group of researchers decided to conduct a study to see what is better for the human body: plant based proteins or meat based proteins.

More about the study

The team of researchers that conducted this study came from the Loma Linda University School of Public Health, located in California, and from the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique located in Paris. The results of their study have been published in the journal International journal of Epidemiology. They gathered the data of over 81 thousand people for their study.

So what did they find out? Well, in a study that has never been done before, they found out that people who had a diet rich in meat proteins were 60 percent more likely to develop some form of CVD. People that had a diet rich in plant-based proteins, coming from nuts and seeds, were seen to be 40 percent less likely to develop some form of CVD.

The results of this study will lead people in charge of medical research to focus not only on the effects that dietary fats have on the human body, specifically the human heart, but also on the effects that meat based proteins have at increasing the risk of cardiovascular problems. If you want to feel better about how you take care of your body we encourage you to try out a diet that does include nuts and seeds so that you can get all the proteins that your body needs, the healthier way.

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