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Animal protein dramatically increases the risk of premature death

According to Dean Ornish M.D. it’s not just low-fat vs. low-carb.  Animal protein dramatically increases the risk of premature death independent of fat, carbs, or dietary cholesterol, whereas plant protein is protective.  In a study of over 6,000 people, those aged 50-65 who reported eating diets high in animal protein had a 75% increase in premature death from all causes, a 400% increase in cancer deaths, and a 500% increase in type 2 diabetes during the following 18 years.  Animal protein (but not plant protein) raised levels of IGF-1, which increases chronic inflammation (an underlying factor in many chronic diseases).  Lower IGF-1 levels are linked to longer lifespan and reduced risk of cancer and type 2 diabetes. Read more: http://ornishspectrum.com/zine/basic-difference-plant-protein-animal-protein/

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