OMG if I eat steak I’m gonna DIE!
Or, like something like that. I guess. According to Medical News Today.
Two new studies conclude that low protein intake may hold the key to a long and healthy life, at least until old age.
How’s that? Low protein is good for a long life, until I’m actually old. Can you explain that?
Another key finding is the suggestion that while a high-protein diet may in the short term help people lose weight and body fat, in the long term it may harm health and reduce lifespan.
So eating lots of protein will help me lose weight and body fat, which everyone is telling me I should do. But if I keep eating that way it will kill me when I get old?
He and his colleagues showed that high protein consumption is linked to increased risk of cancer, diabetes and death in middle-aged adults, although this was not the case for older adults who may benefit from moderate protein consumption.
Well now they’re not even getting their story straight.
The study they’re reporting on actually showed that a high-protein diet was “bad” for you from age 50-65, after which it was “good” for you. Which is a brain-bender already, but then they get the good/bad backwards the first two times they mention it, and lead with a headline that only mentions half the conclusion anyway.
Click here for a fuller analysis of what’s wrong with this study.