Don’t Steak Your Life On Pro­tein

Mod­er­a­tion is the key

Runner's World (UK) - - Contents -

Mod­er­a­tion, please

PRO­TEIN IS VI­TAL but too much of the stuff is bad news. A study1 has found a high-pro­tein diet re­sulted in a 49 per cent greater risk of heart fail­ure. Other stud­ies have found peo­ple who con­sume large amounts of pro­tein, es­pe­cially in the form of red and pro­cessed meat, are more likely to be obese or de­velop type 2 di­a­betes and colon can­cer. ‘Most di­ets pro­vide ad­e­quate amounts of pro­tein and there are no ben­e­fits to run­ners from eat­ing di­ets high in pro­tein,’ says Tom San­ders, pro­fes­sor of nu­tri­tion and di­etet­ics at King’s Col­lege Lon­don.

WHOA-TEIN It seems there can be too much of a good thing. Which is a ter­ri­ble shame

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