Meaty diets may raise risk of dying young

Reducing protein can lengthen life, improve health, studies in mice and people suggest

By Tina Hesman Saey, 16:28 PM March 4, 2014

To live longer, lower your protein intake. In two independent studies, people and mice eating diets low in protein were healthier and tended to live longer than those eating protein-rich diets. Both studies, which appear in the March 4 Cell Metabolism, suggest that animal proteins, including those from meat and dairy, are less healthy than plant proteins.

In a study of 6,381 people 50 and older, those age 65 and younger who got less than 10 percent of their calories from protein had lower risk...

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