in the news diabetes.docx - Grace Cheng Period 2 Health Title Middle-aged Put down the meat Source CNN.com March 5th 2014 Summary This article describes

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Grace Cheng Period 2 Health 3/20/14 Title: Middle-aged? Put down the meat Source: CNN.com, March 5 th , 2014 Summary: This article describes the health risks of eating a high-protein diet for middle- aged people. IGF-1 is a protein that has been linked to many diseases, including diabetes and cancer. High protein intake can result in higher levels of IGF-1 in the body, while eating less protein can result in lower levels of IGF-1. A test study was conducted with over 2,200 people, and the results showed participants of any age with a high-protein diet had a five-fold increased risk of dying from diabetes. In addition, a high intake of animal proteins in particular triggered increased levels of IGF-1 and insulin, which resulted in a higher mortality rate. In conclusion, eating high quantities of protein in middle age increases risk of cancer and diabetes, but
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Unformatted text preview: when eating it after the age of 65, additional protein is necessary to protect your body and keep it strong. Reflection: This article is important because it contests the various fad diets appearing that are promoted by society nowadays that suggest high protein intake is healthy for you. Many of the diets appeal to middle aged people, who believe it can aid with weight loss and building muscle, and has various other benefits. However, they are the ones most at risk, according to these recent studies. The article suggests that eating too much protein can have serious health risks, including cancer and diabetes. Although protein is important for growth and development, consuming too much results in serious consequences. This article was very informative about new discoveries on the effect of protein on the body....
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