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Meat-Heavy Diets May Raise Older Women’s Heart Risks

meat  diet  health Heart failure is a common condition especially among older post-menopausal women. The risk of the disease increases significantly as the women age due to lifestyle factors.

Key takeaways:

  • Women over the age of 50 years that have a high protein diet have a higher risk of heart failure.
  • A diet high in animal protein was linked to a 60 percent greater risk of heart failure.
  • High levels of vegetable proteins were found to have a protective effect to the heart.

The researchers found an increased risk of heart failure from high-protein diets even after controlling for age, race, and other heart health risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes or coronary artery disease, Barbour said.

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