Muscle Health and Plant-based Protein

Traditional thinking held animal protein was necessary to maintain musculoskeletal health. Almost 3000 men and women with a mean age of 40 were studied to determine if this was correct. Researchers compared 6 dietary patterns, in one of which the protein came primarily from plant foods. All protein clusters provided recommended amounts of protein. It was found that the plant proteins were equal to…

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Soy May Lower Blood Pressure

Individuals who consumed the most soy protein per day had lower systolic blood pressures than those who ate the least amounts, according to a new study. The top group consumed more than 2.5 mg per day of soy isoflavones. One cup of soy milk contains 22 mg of isoflavones, suggesting that soy consumption does not…

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It’s the Calories, not the Protein

Weight-stable patients living in an inpatient clinic for 10-12 weeks who overate by 954 kcal per day on low-protein diets, gained less weight than those who ate the same amount on normal- or high-protein diets. But they all gained a similar amount of fat. The protein level of the diet did not affect the amount of…

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