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May 16, 2014
Alpha Gal and the Lone Star Tick
Our immune response against a foreign molecule present in animal products may play a role in some allergic, autoimmune, and inflammatory disorders. This reaction is thought to underlie tick bite...
April 7, 2014
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...
February 25, 2013
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.
December 12, 2012
Clonal Deletion Theory of Immunity
Plant-based diets may be protective against multiple sclerosis because IGF-1 can prevent our immune system from eliminating autoimmune cells.
November 13, 2012
Changing Protein Recommendations?
A research group is suggesting that human protein requirements may have been underestimated.
October 8, 2012
Lower levels of the cancer promoting growth hormone IGF-1 in those eating vegan is not expected to affect their accumulation of muscle mass.
October 5, 2012
How Much Soy Is Too Much?
To maintain the low IGF-1 levels associated with a plant-based diet, one should probably eat no more than 3-5 servings of soy foods a day.
October 4, 2012
Too Much Soy May Neutralize Benefits
Vegans consuming 7-18 servings of soy foods a day may end up with circulating IGF-1 levels comparable to those who eat meat.
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