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High-Protein Diet Does Not Increase Muscle Mass or Improve Well-Being in Older Men

High protein intake does not increase muscle mass or improve other health outcomes, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Gut Bacteria Linked to Colon Cancer Among African-Americans

Gut bacteria linked to colorectal cancer risk is more abundant among African-Americans, according to research published online in Gut.

Beans Satisfy Hunger More Than Meat

Beans, peas, and other legumes increase satiety more than animal-based protein sources, according to research published online in Food & Nutrition Research.

High-Protein Intake Increases Risk for Heart Failure

High amounts of protein increases risk for heart failure in women, according to data presented this week at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting.

High-Protein Diets Cancel Out Weight-Loss Benefits

A high-protein diet does not promote healthful weight loss, according to a study published in Cell Reports.

Replacing Animal Protein with Plant Protein Lowers Risk for Mortality

Replacing animal protein with plant-based sources of protein lowers risk for mortality, according to a study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Animal Protein Linked to Increased Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Animal protein increases risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Plant Protein Better for Glycemic Control

Replacing meat with plant protein improves glycemic control in people with diabetes, according to a meta-analysis published in Nutrients.

High-Protein Diets Increase Weight Gain

Those at risk for cardiovascular disease should avoid high-protein diets that may increase weight-gain and risk for early death, according to a presentation at the European Congress on Obesity that took place in Prague, CZ. Researchers re-analyzed the 2013 Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet (PREDIMED) Trial.

Poultry and Fish Increase Risk for Gout

Protein from poultry and fish may increase the risk of developing gout, according to a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Researchers assessed the diets of 63,257 people as part of the Singapore Chinese Health Study and monitored incidences of gout.

Plant-Based Diets Deliver Improved Care and Digestive Health to Individuals with Diabetes

The bacterial environment of the digestive tract may contribute to obesity and diabetes, according to a review article in the publication On the Cutting Edge, by the Diabetes Care and Education practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Continuous exposure to low-grade antibiotics in the food system, long-term antibiotic use, or poor dietary choices may cause dysbiosis, an imbalance of gut bacteria.

Animal Protein Exposure During Gestation May Lead to Overweight Adulthood

Children whose mothers ate the most animal protein during pregnancy were more likely to become overweight in adulthood, compared with children whose mothers ate the least, according to a new study in this month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Protein, Fat, and Dairy Linked to Prostate Cancer


A diet high in fiber and carbohydrates and low in fat, protein, and dairy products may prevent prostate cancer, according to research presented this week at the American Urological Association annual meeting.

Animal Protein May Lead to Diabetes

People who eat the most animal protein are more likely to develop diabetes, according to a new study published by the American Diabetes Association.

Animal Protein Linked to Early Death

Eating a diet high in animal protein leads to an earlier death, compared with people who consume less, according to a new study analyzing data from 6,381 American adults aged 50 and older. Participants who ate the most animal protein had a 5-fold increase risk of death related to diabetes. Those younger than 65 who ate the most animal protein had a 74 percent increase risk for death from any cause and a 4-fold increase in death related to cancer, during a follow-up of 18 years. Risks for death were diminished or absent when protein sources were plant-derived.

Many Ways Meat Causes Colon Cancer

Reasons for meat products leading to colorectal cancer are wide-ranging, according to a new review in the journal Nutrition Research.

High-Fat, High-Protein Diets Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

A diet high in protein and fat and low in carbohydrate may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Low-Carb Diets Increase Risk of Heart Disease

A low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet greatly boosts risk of heart disease, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal.

Animal Protein Bad for Bones

Animal protein is associated with decreased bone health, according to a study in this month's British Journal of Nutrition.

Animal Protein Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

Diabetes risk increases with higher intake of total protein and animal protein, according to a new study in this month's issue of Diabetes Care.

Low-Carb, High-Protein Diets Increase Mortality Risk

Long-term results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) show that high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets increase mortality risk.

Two New Studies Add Evidence That Animal Products Increase Cancer Risk, While Plant Foods Reduce It

Results showed that those who consumed the most animal products had nearly four times the risk of cancer, compared with those whose diets were derived primarily from plant sources.

High-Protein Diets Associated With Increased Cancer Risk

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that high protein intakes are associated with an increased cancer risk.

Is the Atkins Diet Linked to Heart and Kidney Problems?

Some people on low-carbohydrate, high-fat, high-protein diets are starting to complain about heart and kidney problems they believe may be linked to the diet.