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 (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/plant-protein-preferable/). Cheaper too! See Eating Healthy on the Cheap (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eating-healthy-on-the-cheap/). Beans specifically have been linked to lower blood pressure (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/fill-in-the-blank/). 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? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-do-nuts-prevent-sudden-cardiac-death/). More landmark research for Harvard in Harvard’s Meat and Mortality Studies (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/harvards-meat-and-mortality-studies/) and What Women should Eat to Live Longer (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/what-women-should-eat-to-live-longer/).

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