Protein and Heart Disease

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DESCRIPTION: Why is the intake of animal protein associated with heart disease–even independent of saturated fat—and the intake of plant protein protective? This is another reason plant protein is preferable ( Cheaper too! See Eating Healthy on the Cheap ( Beans specifically have been linked to lower blood pressure ( Other healthier sources of protein, such as nuts, also lower heart disease risk via a variety of mechanisms. See for example How Do Nuts Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death? ( More landmark research for Harvard in Harvard’s Meat and Mortality Studies ( and What Women should Eat to Live Longer (

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