Eating high protein diet linked to cancer?

A new study has come out with shocking results, stating that people on high protein diet are more prone to cancer. For this study, researchers examined three groups of people. People of one group averaged a daily 0.73 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, second group of people had 1.6 grams and third group of the people had 1.23 grams of protein. However, daily allowance is 0.8 grams of protein.

Finally, these researchers concluded that those on low-protein diet had lower levels of plasma insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) when compared with the other two groups with higher protein diet. Studied conducted earlier have evinced that higher level of IGF-1 is linked to prostate cancer, pre-menopausal breast cancer and certain types of colon cancer.

Through this study, one thing clearly emerges that protein intake plays a decisive role in regulating cancer risks. Still, I believe that it would be too early to give an opinion on it because this research requires further study for finding out evidences that are more concrete.

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