More Plants, Less Meat
Research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that postmenopausal women who ate more plant protein, such as soy, were less likely to develop heart disease or die prematurely from other causes, compared to women who ate less of these foods. The ones who ate the most had a lower risk of dying from dementia (21%), heart disease (12%), and all causes (9%). Those who ate the most unprocessed red meat were 12% more likely to die from heart disease. Those who ate the most dairy were 11% more likely to die from heart disease. The type of protein matters.
Different dietary protein sources have varying associations with all‐cause mortality, cardiovascular disease mortality, and dementia mortality. Higher plant protein intake and substitution of animal protein with plant protein were associated with lower risk of all‐cause mortality, cardiovascular disease mortality, and dementia mortality.
American Heart Association – https://www.heart.org/en/about-us
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