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    new study results: animal protein increases risk for diabetes

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    Too much animal protein linked to increased diabetes risk | Fox News

    what say ye?

    My first reaction is 'bullshit'...but that's just based on personal experience (not long term, admittedly) and so much positive real results for HELPING people WITH diabetes....

    discuss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwen View Post
    Too much animal protein linked to increased diabetes risk | Fox News

    what say ye?

    My first reaction is 'bullshit'...but that's just based on personal experience (not long term, admittedly) and so much positive real results for HELPING people WITH diabetes....

    discuss.
    Another crap article based on loose correlations.

    But, the funny part with this one is that the difference is actually quite small. The people who consumed the MOST animal protein only got Diabetes 17% more often than those in the LEAST quintile. That's not much, considering how many cofounders usually go along with eating lots of meat. (obesity, smoking, inactivity).

    Honestly, the age of correlation based "science" articles sickens me. But it's here to stay, because it gets people to click on the article.

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    There are just too many possible unknown variables for this study to be conclusive. For example: what else was being consumed by the study subjects along with the high protein intake, adherence, accuracy of reporting, the source and quality of the meats and dairy, stress level, genetic predisposition, etc.

    Yet, Dr. Hu, who was not even involved with the said study advocates for consuming nuts, legumes and whole grains in order to minimize the risk of developing diabetes. I'm somehow not following the logic there.

    "The association between animal protein and diabetes risk appeared to be strongest among obese women."

    I highly doubt the animal protein alone could have caused obesity in those women. Also, high animal sourced protein does not equate high fat.

    Anyway, I don't think consistent high consumption of muscle meat is a good idea, and don't eat much of it and often, but not for the reasons they point out.
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    Former type 2 chiming in. I have always eaten animal proteins, even when I was eating tons of processed stuff. Once I cleaned up the crap from my diet(with more animal proteins) and got in some movement, viola! no more Type 2 diabetes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwen View Post
    My first reaction is 'bullshit'...but
    Go with your first reaction.

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    Correlation is not causation!

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    Ha! I'm learning. Reading up a lot today on epidemiological studies. veddy interesting.

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    Yeah, is that "high animal protein diets in isolation," or "high animal protein diets with processed grains (especially wheat), seed oils, and lots of sugar?"

    Also, exercise? Lifestyle factors? And does animal protein include gelatin sources? Gelatin is known to be protective, so it could confound results.
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    Right off the bat, I noticed they kept mentioning 'processed meats', which in and of itself was a big red flag. Even still, yep, I'm still learning how to decipher studies...let alone the fact of who might be funding them.

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    Folks with metabolic syndrome have trouble with energy production and increased appetite for everything ya? Choosing to spotlight one nutrient seems arbitrary without some deeper analysis.
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