Harvard Women's Health Watch

Substituting plant for animal protein may extend life for people with health risks

Research we’re watching It’s well established that the amount of protein you eat can have health effects, but the effects of the source of your dietary protein are less clear. To get a better idea, researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health analyzed databases of the Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-up Study. Together the two studies include more than 130,000 participants—two-thirds of them women—who were followed up to…

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