Eat protein to decrease your stroke risk.

29 Sep

According to The Telegraph, scientists followed 254,489 people for an average of 14 years and concluded that “Eating a high protein diet significantly lowers the risk of stroke and could prevent 10,000 deaths in Britain every year… Consuming as little as one chicken breast or a salmon fillet – the equivalent of 20g – [a day] reduces the risk of stroke by 20 percent.”
The article quotes the study’s author, Dr. Xinfeng Liu, as saying, “If everyone’s protein intake were at this level, that would translate to more than 1.4 million fewer deaths from stroke each year worldwide, plus a decreased level of disability from stroke.”
Dr. Liu adds that people should avoid red meat, as other studies have associated with increased stroke risk. In other words, stroke may be reduced by replacing red meat with other protein sources, such as fish or chicken. It’s also worth noting that the reduced risk of stroke was stronger for animal proteins than vegetable proteins.

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