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Protein-rich diet with few carbohydrates increases heart failure risks – Swedish- American Research
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
One of the largest studies to date has shown that Protein-rich diet
with few carbohydrates increases the risk of heart disease and stroke,
a new Swedish -American study shows.
Scientists have been interested in how many carbohydrates and
protein a women can take. Carbohydrates are, for example, pasta,
potatoes, and protein which can be found in meat, legumes and nuts.
Fifteen years later, 1270 cases of heart disease and strokes had
occurred among the women. The study shows that women's risk of
developing heart disease and stroke increased as the time they went
down on carbohydrates intake and ate more protein. This resulted in 4-5
more cases of heart disease and stroke among 10 000 women per year.
Adami, professor of cancer epidemiology at the Karolinska Institute,
told the Swedish daily, Dagens Nyheter that any one who wants to loose
weight should consider the long-term health effects of what they eat
and not just a one off recipe from celebrity chefs.
Swedish-American study, which included researchers at the Karolinska
Institute and Harvard University has followed 43 000 women in the
Uppsala region in 16 years in one of the greatest scientific studies to
date of the effects of low carbohydrates and long terms long-term
effects of the health of the people
Vegetable Protein is actually harmless - as high proportion of
plant protein, legumes and nuts are considered food that is less
harmful than a high proportion of animal protein.
Examples mentioned include that a reduction of carbohydrate intake to
20 grams - about a bread roll - and an increase in protein intake by 5
grams - about a boiled egg - increased risk of cardiovascular disease
by five percent.
Scientists believe that an explanation for why those women under
observation suffered cardiovascular diseases is that they ate lots of
protein from meat, rather than from the plant kingdom.
“If you want to eat healthy, you should choose proteins and fats
primarily from vegetable sources and reduce consumption of animal
products,” says Alicja Wolk, professor of nutritional epidemiology at
the Karolinska Institute, to the paper.
The study has been published in the British Medical Journal.
By Scancomark.se Team
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