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Old 11-26-17, 08:49 AM
Whey protein powder may cut your risk of heart disease and stroke
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People could reduce their risk factors of heart disease and stroke by drinking protein supplements normally favored by bodybuilders, scientists at the University of Reading have found.

By drinking a whey protein supplement derived from milk, study participants with mild hypertension had an estimated 8% reduction in risk of heart disease and stroke.

Those taking the supplement had lower blood pressure and cholesterol and healthier blood vessels.

Ágnes Fekete, the researcher who carried out the study at the University of Reading, said:” The results of this trial are very exciting. It shows the positive impact that dairy proteins can have on blood pressure.

“Long-term studies show that people who drink more milk tend to be healthier, but until now, there has been little work to evaluate how dairy proteins affect blood pressure in particular.”

Significant impact

The study looked at the impact of drinking two protein shakes per day for eight weeks on a range of heart and vascular health markers, including blood pressure, arterial stiffness and cholesterol.

Those that took part in the double blind, randomised controlled trial drank 56g of protein each day, which is equivalent to protein supplements used by bodybuilders.

The trial measured 38 pre and mild hypertension participants. It found a number of significant positive effects on markers of cardiovascular health, including:

Significant reductions in blood pressure (BP) over the 24 hours after consuming the protein shakes. For systolic BP -3.9 mm Hg; for diastolic BP -2.5 mm Hg, compared with after control intake.

Decreased total cholesterol – a type of fat found in the bloodstream that at elevated levels increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (-5%) compared with effect of the control

Decreased triacylglycerol – a type of fat found in the bloodstream that at elevated levels increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (- 12%) compared with the effect of the control.

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High-performance sportsmen and women, including bodybuilders, often take whey protein supplements as part of their training regimes to help them build muscle mass.

The protein supplements contributed 214 kilocalories to the study participants’ daily energy intake – around 10% of their recommended daily calorie intake.

However, there was no significant weight gain during the eight-week study period because the participants were asked to exchange the protein for other foods in their diet.

The lead author said: “One of the important impacts of this study is that whey protein may have a role, as part of a healthy diet, to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease, although further studies are required to confirm these results.”

The study is published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and is freely accessible to the public.

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Old 11-26-17, 09:38 AM
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I would like to read the entire study, but a few things stick out. Participants replaced a meal with a protein shake and they saw decreased cholesterol, etc. Sounds great, I would like to know their diet prior to and during the study. Perhaps they replaced an u healthy meal with a protein shake, less calories, etc. So the results seen are to be expected.

The focus on dairy is also a problem for me. Humans will do just fine without dairy products. I would like to see who funded the study. My money is that someone with ties to the dairy industry had a big hand in this study.
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Old 11-26-17, 10:44 AM
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bama i edited and moved your thread to the correct section.

as for the study, i hope it's true, but as we have seen from the past, 1 study doesn't prove much. many times you get 1 study that gets literally the opposite results of the other. we need to see multiple studies that come to the same conclusion before i take it seriously. it is interesting though.

i have a feeling what actually effected the numbers is people ate less junk because their stomach was filled with protein shakes instead of duritoes and candy cakes.
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bama i edited and moved your thread to the correct section.

as for the study, i hope it's true, but as we have seen from the past, 1 study doesn't prove much. many times you get 1 study that gets literally the opposite results of the other. we need to see multiple studies that come to the same conclusion before i take it seriously. it is interesting though.

i have a feeling what actually effected the numbers is people ate less junk because their stomach was filled with protein shakes instead of duritoes and candy cakes.
Thanks Bouncer for the move, yea I am reading more and hope more studies are out.

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Old 11-27-17, 02:03 PM
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Brilliant reading so far! I have learned a lot from here!
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Old 11-27-17, 02:29 PM
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I agree with Derek. great read. Sure hope it checks out right.
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