Low Protein in the Diet Increases the Risk of Strokes
250,000 patients who had the highest portion of protein in their diet had a 20%
decreased risk of stroke.This is about
an extra 3 ounce serving of various meats, chicken, fish or beans.This finding might support a lower carb diet.However, many older patients have decreased
digestive enzymes, hydrochloric acid, and/or probiotics.Thus they do not digest protein in the diet
as needed.A simple test by measuring
amino acids in the urine can detect this problem, which might be of
considerable help to the patient.
The study by Dr. Xinfeng Liu was published in Neurology earlier this year.