Eating large amounts of vegetable protein in nuts has been shown to prevent premature death from cardiovascular disease and dementia in women over 50. The study is published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
The researchers divided the subjects into five equal groups (quintiles) depending on the level of consumption of the animal as well as plant protein. It found that the women who ate the most plant-based protein had a nine percent reduction in risk of dying, whatever the cause, compared to those in the first quintile, and the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and dementia by 12 percent and 21 percent, respectively.
High consumption of processed red meat increased the risk of dying from dementia by 20 percent. High consumption of unprocessed meat, eggs and dairy products is associated with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease by 12, 24 and 11 percent.
Experts have determined that replacing red meat, eggs or dairy products with nuts reduces the risk of death from all causes by 12-47 percent, depending on the type of protein replaced.
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