New research suggests, in addition to the type and amount of fats we eat, the types of protein we consume most often can influence chances of dying from heart and circulatory factors. In this study, doctors measured the diets of 81,337 men and women and followed up for 9.4 years. Compared to those who consumed the least protein from meat, those who got the most meat protein were 61 percent more likely to die from heart and circulatory factors, while those who got the most nut and seed protein were 40 percent less likely to die compared to those who got the least nut and seed protein. Protein as well as fat plays a role in heart and circulatory health.

Reference: International Journal of Epidemiology; April, 2018, Published Online
Natural Insights for Well Being August 2018

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