Men who ate primarily animal protein over plant-based protein had a 23% higher risk of death over 20 years than those who had more balanced protein sources, researchers reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Higher overall consumption of dietary protein was linked to a greater risk of death among men with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease or cancer.
Higher levels of animal protein may increase mortality risks
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