Protein-rich diet may lower stroke risk, researchers say

June 12, 2014 11:48 AM

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Protein-rich diet may lower stroke risk, researchers say

According to a report from the American Academy of Neurology, people with diets higher in protein may be less prone to having a stroke than those with diets lower in protein. The findings were published in the latest online issue of Neurology.

“The amount of protein that led to the reduced risk was moderate—equal to 20 grams per day,” said study author Xinfeng Liu, MD, PhD, of Nanjing University School of Medicine in Nanjing, China. “Additional, larger studies are needed before definitive recommendations can be made, but the evidence is c...

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