Dietary proteins and protein sources and risk of death: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study.

Year Published: 2019


Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol


Virtanen HEK, Voutilainen S, Koskinen TT, Mursu J, Kokko P, Ylilauri MPT, Tuomainen TP, Salonen JT, Virtanen JK


The aim of this study was to "investigate the associations of dietary protein and protein sources with risk of disease death in the prospective, population-based Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study."

Key Findings

Key Findings: Results showed that higher protein intake from meat was associated with increased mortality. Other protein sources, such as plant sources, was not associated with mortality. A higher ratio of animal protein to plant protein was also associated with increased mortality risk. Plant protein sources in this study included nuts and legumes.