High-protein diet may increase heart disease risk

Following a low-carbohydrate, high-protein eating plan may increase your risk of fatal heart disease, according to a new study.

The study, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure, found that the men with a high protein intake, especially from animal sources, had a 33 percent increased risk overall of developing heart failure.

The type of protein consumed made a difference. The risk in those who consumed animal protein was 43 percent higher, while it was…

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