Plant-Based Protein Decreases Chronic Inflammation
Plant-based sources of protein decrease chronic inflammation, according to a study published in Current Developments in Nutrition. Researchers tracked protein intakes for 2,061 participants and compared inflammatory biomarkers between total, animal, and plant-based protein sources. Those who replaced animal protein with plant-based protein showed improvements in a particular biomarker associated with overall inflammation and oxidative stress. The authors note that increased plant-based protein may lower the inflammation burden among aging populations.