Thursday, March 13, 2014

High-protein diets not good for the middle-aged, but good for the elders

According to a new article published in the scientific journal Cell Metabolism states that, people above18 year and middle-aged people who are specifically consuming high-protein diets have high chances of developing cancer and diabetes as compared to those who opt for low-protein diet. On the other hand the high-protein diet is quite beneficial for the elderly people. This diet is quite effective for those who are above 66 years. The research found out the bad effects of high consumption of red meats and also the beneficial effects of the plant-based nutrients. It was found that large population consumes more of animal based protein. The study further identified the potentially key role of a hormone known as insulin. This hormone grows with factor-1 or IGF-1 and plays an important age-related link for diseases such as cancer. The lead author biogerontologist Valter Longo, director of the University of Southern California's Longevity Institute explains, “Your stage in life matters. Some have said for years that proteins are bad. That's half right and half wrong.”

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