Women aged above 50 years consuming protein rich diets were found to be at an increased risk of heart failures
-Recent analysis, of close to 103,878 postmenopausal women aged 50-79 years, suggested that women who consumed higher total protein were found to be at an increased risk of heart failures.
-The study took into consideration the subjects’ total dietary intake along with the protein consumed from meat and vegetables.
-The study also suggested that women (aged above 50) who most commonly consumed protein from meat were at an increased risk of heart failures compared to those who did so from vegetables rich in protein.
-Published literature highlights the association of protein rich diet with the higher risk for diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
-Findings were presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions
Source: American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016