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    Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein?
    Nutritional quality indices show plant-based diets are the healthiest, but do vegetarians and vegans reach the recommended daily intake of protein?
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    Anti-Cancer Potential of Sweet Potato Proteins
    Sweet potatoes are not just one of the healthiest and cheapest sources of nutrition; the predominant protein is a type of protease inhibitor that may have cancer-fighting properties.
  • Alkaline Diets, Meat, and Calcium Loss Article
    Does Animal Protein Cause Osteoporosis?
    For most of the last century, a prevailing theory within the field of nutrition was that by eating acid-forming foods such as meat, we were, in essence, at risk of peeing our bones down the toilet....
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    Childhood Constipation and Cow’s Milk
    The elimination of all dairy products was found to cure constipation in up to 100% of kids tested, leading to a resolution of rectal inflammation and complications such as anal fissures.
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    Protein Intake & IGF-1 Production
    Animal protein consumption triggers the release of the cancer-promoting growth hormone IGF-1.
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    Alkaline Diets, Animal Protein, & Calcium Loss
    The decades-old dogma that the acid-forming quality of animal protein leads to bone loss has been called into question.
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    Protein and Heart Disease
    Why is the intake of animal protein associated with heart disease--even independent of saturated fat—and the intake of plant protein protective?
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    Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
    Death in America is largely a foodborne illness. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on how best to...
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    Milk Protein vs. Soy Protein
    Casein and soy protein appear to have different effects on one's waistline.
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    Protein, Puberty, and Pollutants
    The early onset of puberty in girls associated with animal protein consumption may be due to endocrine disrupting chemical pollutants in the meat supply.
  • Eating More Meat Than Veggies? For Prostate Cancer, it Matters Article
    Cancer and the Animal-to-Plant Protein Ratio
      It is now eight years since the famous Ornish study was published, suggesting that 12 months on a strictly plant-based diet could reverse the progression of prostate cancer. For those unfamiliar...
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    Caloric Restriction vs. Animal Protein Restriction
    The lifespan extension associated with dietary restriction may be due less to a reduction in calories, and more to a reduction in animal protein (particularly the amino acid leucine, which may...
  • How a Plant Based Diet May Help you Live Longer Article
    How Plant-Based Diets May Extend Our Lives
    A recent review suggested that plant-based diets may prove to be a useful nutritional strategy for lifespan extension in part because they tend to be naturally low in the amino acid methionine (see...
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    Vegan Protein Status
    The anti-inflammatory nature of plant-based diet may explain higher blood protein levels in vegans.
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    Changing Protein Recommendations?
    A research group is suggesting that human protein requirements may have been underestimated.
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    Prevent Cancer From Going on TOR
    Suppressing the engine-of-aging enzyme TOR (Target of Rapamycin) by reducing intake of leucine–rich animal products such as milk may reduce cancer risk.
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    Plant Protein Preferable
    Since foods are a package deal, Dr. Walter Willet, the Chair of Harvard's nutrition department, recommends we emphasize plant sources of protein rather than animal sources.
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    Heavy Metals in Protein Powder Supplements
    A Consumer Reports investigation into the safety of protein supplements found that more than half exceed the California prop 65 "Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act" action levels.
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