Study: If Your Diet Is High In Protein, Then You Will Surely Die

Filed under: Study — @ May 7, 2007

Antonia Trichopoulou found that higher protein leads to increased death

Oh no! I guess all of us low-carbers need to make sure our will is written because it looks like we’re all headed for a one-way ticket to the cemetary. Well, that’s what some are claiming after reading this European Journal of Clinical Nutrition study about mortality rates of people on a high-protein, low-carb diet.

Lead researcher Antonia Trichopoulou from the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at the University of Athens in Athens, Greece wanted to see what the mortality rates of people who stay on a high-protein, low-carb diet over the long-term.

What did she conclude based on her findings?

“Prolonged consumption of diets low in carbohydrates and high in protein is associated with an increase in total mortality.”

This questionable study has prompted a challenge from a dietitian named Dr. Steven Acocella (who is no fan of Dr. Robert C. Atkins and his diet) who wants low-carbers to respond to the study so he can see what we think about it.

Click here to read more about the study and to participate in Dr. Acocella’s challenge.


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