Friday, March 7, 2014

to meat or not to meat?

Turns out that there may be a relationship between amounts of proteins eaten and cancer mortality rates!
But it is age dependent...

Low Protein Intake Is Associated with a Major Reduction in IGF-1, Cancer, and Overall Mortality in the 65 and Younger but Not Older Population

Cell Metabolism, Volume 19, Issue 3, 407-417, 4 March 2014Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.10.1016/j.cmet.2014.02.006

The study by Levine et al found if people 50-65 ate a diet of low protein, their rates of overall, cancer and diabetes mortality decreased. But a diet of low protein intake after 65 increased overall and cancer 

So after 65 - eat your meat!

Graphical abstract from: Cell Metabolism - 4 March 2014 (Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 407-417)